Vaquero Rodríguez, Manuel


Phone: (+34) 607 982 139


Sponsor: URV

Manuel Vaquero Rodríguez (PhD in Geography and History, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 1997) is a researcher at the IPHES. His activity follows a number of lines of research focused on the archaeological study of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic populations, paying special attention to the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic. These lines of research can be summarized in the following points:

- Technological behaviour in the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic.
- Spatial organization and social structure of Middle and Upper Palaeolithic populations.
- Cultural changes in the Middle/Upper Palaeolithic boundary.
- High-resolution research and dissection of archaeological palimpsests.

This research activity has resulted in 148 publications, including 26 in international journals with impact factor SCI (first author in 10 of them). These publications have received a total of 187 citations (Index H = 9, Scopus database, November 2013). Among them we can highlight: Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Archaeological Science, Quaternary Science Reviews, Current Anthropology and PLoS ONE. He has been reviewer for several national and international journals (including Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Quaternary International). He has participated in 51 national and international conferences presenting oral communications and posters. It should be stressed his participation in the organizing committee of two international workshops: The Neanderthal Home: Spatial and Social Behaviors (Tarragona, 2010) and The Origins of Recycling: A Paleolithic Perspective (Tel-Aviv, 2013). He has been the director of archaeological excavations at various Middle Palaeolithic, Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites.

His teaching activities are carried out in the framework of the European Master in Quaternary and Prehistory, offered by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. He has directed 11 master's theses and four doctoral theses.