Rubio Salvador, Ángel


Phone: (+34) 607 982 161



Sponsor: Postdoctoral Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades Grant

Ángel Rubio is a Physical Anthropologist interested in Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, and especially in Paleopathology, in recent union with other techniques such as dental microwear and parasite analysis. Mainly, he focuses his lines of research on lifestyles and states of health and disease of past populations.

He holds a degree in History from the University of Malaga (2011) and a Master's degree in Physical and Forensic Anthropology from the University of Granada (2012). He has participated as an anthropologist in Paleoanthropology projects at the University of Barcelona (2012-2017), both in national territory (Cova del Gegant, Cova del Rinoceront, among others) and in Portugal (Almonda Karst, 2013-2017). He has also analyzed osteological series from more than thirty archaeological sites in the Iberian Peninsula. In 2021, he obtained his PhD in Physical Anthropology from the University of Granada on bone pathologies in the El Argar Culture. Since 2013, he has been a member of the anthropology team analyzing the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa (Aswan, Egypt), a project led by the University of Jaén. It is on this osteological series that he has developed his recent postdoctoral research (Margarita Salas, 2022-2023). He is currently conducting his research at IPHES (Juan de la Cierva, 2024-2025) on dental microwear in the recent Prehistory of the southern peninsular.

Within the forensic area, he has worked as an advisor, technician, and anthropological director of mass graves of the Spanish Civil War under his trademark AnTHrArQ (2021-to present). Recently, he has been part of the anthropology team of the exhumations in the Valley of Cuelga Muros. He has also participated in forensic reports for the Institute of Legal Medicine of Granada.

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