Rodríguez Álvarez, Xosé Pedro


Phone: (+34) 607 982 135



Sponsor: URV

PhD in Geography and History (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 1997). I'm researcher at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili since 2000 (currently ascribed to the IPHES), and member of the Atapuerca Research Team since 1989.

My current research is focused on the following topics:

  • Prehistoric lithic technology: Morphotechnic study of stone tools, mainly from Lower and Middle Palaeolithic sites
  • First settlement of Eurasia: study of the first human dispersions in Europe and Asia. Analysis of archaeological materials from the oldest sites of Europe
  • Prehistory of America: Study of early human occupations in America, especially through the study of sites located in Mexico and Chile
  • Bibliometrics: Analysis and evaluation of scientific production related to prehistoric archaeology and human evolution.

As a result of my research, I've published 160 scientific papers. Among these papers stands out 26 publications in journals with impact factor, such as: Nature, Science, PNAS, Journal of Human Evolution, Current Anthropology, Journal of Archaeological Science or Scientometrics (h-index= 14, according to WOS, october 2014).
I'm also professor of Prehistory of Asia and Oceania and Prehistory of America in the Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Universitat Rovira i Virgili).