Posted on 3 May 2016
Ana is based at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research-University of Cambridge as a Visiting Scholar. Since 2012 she has been a member of the University of Cantabria as a senior Research Fellow funded by the Ramon y Cajal Spanish Program at the International Institute for Prehistoric Research (IIIPC) after having spent three years at the University of Cambridge (LHES) as a postdoctoral fellow funding by the British Academy. Her research is focused on palaeclimate, palaeoenviromental and palaeoeconomic reconstruction in order to assess the subsitence strategies carried out by human groups during the Paleolithic. Currently, her research project is focused on the Central Balkans and northern Iberian Peninsula where she is studying the strategy of subsistence carried out by the last groups of Neanderthals and first modern humans and where, at the same time, she is reconstructing the palaeoclimatic and palaeoenviromental conditions (δ13C, δ15N, δ18O on animal bones) for observing how both human species coped with their environments. This project is funded by the European Commission, with a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the University of Cantabria. In addition, she is running the Laboratory of Bioarchaeology at the IIIPC with an important comparative collection of modern and fossil macromammals and humans.