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Research interests

I am Director of Research in the Department of Prehistory and the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). My research combines zooarchaeology, light stable isotopes (organic and inorganic) and organic residue analysis to derive ecological and dietary information on past societies. I am particularly interested in the emergence of food production and the role of coastal and ocean environments to early societies in South America and southern Europe. I am the PI of the ERC-Consolidator project TRADITION, and the research group EarlyFoods (SGR-2011) at UAB. In addition, I am co-leading several research projects including ChemArch (MSCA-ITN-EJD), ANIMAL FARM (PID2020-115715GB-I00), and the Societal Challenge OCEANS (Ziveri & Colonese) of the Maria de Maeztu (2020-2023) Unit of Excellence, accredited to ICTA by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). My research team includes PhDs, postdocs and technicians funded by distinct competitive grants (ERC-CoG, Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Actions, FPI, Maria de Zambrano, Beatriu de Pinos, etc).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., Università degli Studi di Siena


Award Date: 1 Jun 2006



Award Date: 1 Jul 2002

External positions

Permanent Lecturer position in Bioarchaeology, University of York


AHRC-Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of York


Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of York


Jae-Doc Research Associate , Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científias. Instituto Milà i Fontanals. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia.



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