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    Current possition, Dr. Olalla López-Costas

    POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW I2C.B

     

    at Universidade Santiago de Compostela,  funded by Xunta de Galicia

    Universidad de Granada & Stockholm University (research member)

    Orcid: 0000-0002-6499-226X

 

EDUCATION

DOCTORATE: 012: Antropología de los restos óseos humanos de Galicia: estudio de la población romano y medieval gallega. Anthropological study of human remains from Galicia, NW Spain, focused on the Roman and Medieval population. Universidad de Granada. Apto Cum Laude. International doctorate. PhD Award in Humanities, Diputación de Pontevedra.

MASTER: 2006 – 2007, Master in Physical and Forensic Anthropology. Faculty of Medicine. University of Granada.

DEGREE: 2001–2006 Bachelor degree in Biology. University of Granada, Spain.

Certificate in University innovative teaching programme. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

POSSITIONS

Jul 2017-Ag 2019. Postdoctoral position Plan Galego I2C mod. B

Jul 2014-Jun 2017. Postdoctoral position Plan Galego I2C mod. A.  Effect of diet and environment on the development of infectious diseases (TB & brucellosis) in past populations. U. of Santiago .

Mar-Jun2014. Research assistant, Group Earth System Scíence, Santiago de Compostela.

Jan-Feb 2014. Sep-Nov 2012. Freelance.  Citania Arqueoloxía s.l., Breogán Arqueoloxía s.l.,….

2007-2011. FPU PhD fellowship (AP20060145) Spanish Ministry.

Jan-Jun 2006. Student research grant. Spanish Ministry. Jun-Sep 2005. Student research grant. University of Granada, Spain.

POSSITIONS I´VE DECLINED: Postdoctoral position in Osteoarchaeology, Stockholm U. Juan de la Cierva Incorporación, U Santiago de Compostela; Juan de la Cierva, U. Granada

 RESEARCH STAYS

Dec 2016-Feb 2017. Paleoenvironment. Dpt Marine Biology, Edith Cowan U. Perth, Australia.

Apr 2015-Jun 2016: Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden. Supervisor: Prof. Kerstin Lidén

Jun 2014-March 2015: Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, UK. Supervisor: Dr. Gundula Müldner

Jan-Apr 2011: Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA. Supervisor: Prof. Dawnie W. Steadman

Jul-Sep 2009: Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, UK; Supervisor: Dr Gundula Müldner.

Sep-Dec 2008: Department of Archaeology University of Durham, UK; Supervisor: Charlotte A. Roberts

 JOURNAL ARTICLES

Guest editor: López-Costas and Alexander. Special Issue: Iberian Paleodiet, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.

Oliva M, Ruiz-Fernández J, Barriendos M, Benito G, Cuadrat JM, Domínguez-Castro F, García-Ruiz JM, Giralt S, Gómez-Ortiz A, Hernández A, López-Costas O et al. . 2018. The Little Ice Age in Iberian mountains. Earth-Sci. Rev. 177:175-208.

López-Costas, Müldner. Fringes of the Empire: Diet and cultural change at the Roman to post-Roman Transition in NW Iberia. Am J Physical Anthropol.

López-Costas, Lantes-Suárez, Martínez Cortizas. Chemical compositional changes in archaeological human bones due to diagenesis: Type of bone vs soil environment. J Archaeol Sci 67:43-51.

Kaal, López-Costas, Martínez Cortizas. Diagenetic effects on pyrolysis fingerprints of extracted collagen in archaeological human bones from NW Spain, as determined by pyrolysis-GC-MS. J Archaeol Sci 65:1-10.

López-Costas, Müldner, Martínez Cortizas. Diet and lifestyle in Bronze Age Northwest Spain: the collective burial of Cova do Santo. J Archaeol Sci 55(0):209-218.

Lopez-Costas. Taphonomy and burial context of the Roman/post-Roman funerary areas (2nd to 6th centuries AD) of A Lanzada, NW Spain. Special Issue. Estudos do Quaternário 12:55-67

Rissech, López-Costas, Turbón. Humeral development from neonatal period to skeletal maturity—application in age and sex assessment. Int J Legal Med 127(1): 201-212.

López-Costas, Rissech, Trancho, Turbón. Postnatal ontogenesis of the tibia. Implications for age and sex estimation. Forensic Sci Int 214 (1–3):, 207.e1-207.e11.

García-Contreras Ruiz, López-Costas et al. La materialidad del conflicto en la Edad Media o como evidenciar lo inherente. Arqueogazte 5:113-131.

Silva Sanchez, López-Costas, Tallón Armada. Geología, palinología y antropología física aplicadas a la arqueología ambiental. Estudos do Quaternário 9: 1-14.

López-Costas, Varela López. Estudio Craneométrico de A Lanzada. Revista del Museo de Pontevedra LXII, pp. 29-48 (in Spanish)

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Book chapters

A selection

2016. Márquez-Grant N, Muñoz Villarreal AP, López-Costas O. Restos humanos subadultos: Cuestiones prácticas en antropología forense. In: Sanabria Medina C, Antropología y patología forense de la muerte…”- Forensic Publisher. p 26-60.

2016. López-Costas O, and Sánchez Pardo JC. Antropología física, arqueología y desigualdad social en las necrópolis medievales de Galicia: hacia una visión de conjunto. In: Quirós Castillo JA, editor. Demografía, paleopatologías y desigualdad social en el Noroeste Peninsular en época medieval: Doc. de arqueología medieval n10. UPV. p 43-62.

2015. Martínez Cortizas et al. Peatland soils. In: Remediated sites and brownfields: success stories in Europe: European Commission, Joint Research Centre JRC EUR 27530. p 176-181

2015. Tallón Armada R, López-Costas O, and Martínez Cortizas A.  Análisis del contenido de fósforo en los suelos y sedimentos del yacimiento de Ventosiños (Coeses) como una alternativa al hallazgo de restos óseos. In: Cano Pan J, Piay Agusto D, and Naveiro López J, ed. Un yacimiento ceremonial en la transición del Bronce al Hierro: Ventosiños (Coeses, Lugo). Arqueloxía do Noroeste SLU. p 121-127.

2014. Lopez-Costas O, Rissech C, and Turbón D. Humeral development during the infancy and adolescence. Age estimation in archaeological and forensic contexts. A preliminary study. In: Grup d’Estudi de l’Evolució dels Homínids i Altres Primats S-, editor. Estudis d’evolució, etologia i cognició en Primats. Barcelona: Associació ADÉS Ed. p 69-72.

2011. Márquez-Grant., Rissech, López Costas et al. Spain. 2011. In: The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation. Routledge, Taylor and Francis g. pp 423-438

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Research projects

A selection

2017-2019. Galician Paleodiet. Xunta de Galicia. Role:PI

2016-2017. Human skeletons and pedology in A Lanzada arachaeological site. Role: PI. Deputación Pontevedra.

2015-2017. Geomorphological and environmental changes, human occupation in Middle and Late Holocene in the Atlantic coast of NW Iberia. I+D Spanish Research. Role: researcher.

2014-2015/2017-2019. Research network Consiliencia R2014/001 Xunta de Galicia, Spain. U. of Santiago de Compostela. Role: co-coordinator of the research line “human skeletons”.

2013-2015. Project GI-1553 Xunta de Galicia, Spain. University of Santiago de Compostela. Role: Researcher.

2007-2009. Anthropology of the human remains from Galicia, NO Spain Xunta de Galicia, Spain. Role: co-PI.

R&D activities

President : workshop Paleodiet meets paleopathology Santiago de Compostela, 2015 Check here!

Chairperson in stable isotopes: 19th and 20th Congreso internacional de la Asociación Española de Antropología Física .2015  2017.

Chairperson and scientific committee The 6th reunión de la Asociación Española de Antropología y Odontología Forense 2016. Scientific committee Congreso Español de Paleopatología, 2017

Session organiser: two sessions 22nd and 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 2016 and 2018

Teaching

A Selection

2013-present. MSc. in Archaeology and Ancient Sciences. Santiago de Compostela. Paleoenvironment, stable isotopes and Archaeology

2016-2017. Bachelor of Geography.

2015-2016. MSc. in Osteology, Stockholm University.

2009-present. Degree of Biology, University de Santiago of Compostela.

Supervision of Master thesis, U of Granada and Santiago de Compostela. Practical courses and Bachelor thesis (Chemistry and Biology).

 Conferences and invited lectures

Attendee of 28 national and international conferences including several meetings of the BABAO, and the Spanish associations, the Société d´Anthropologie de Paris, the European Association of Anthropology and the Association of Paleopathology, the American Associations of Physical Anthropology and Paleopathology. I have presented both podium presentations (18) and posters (12).

Invited lectures in the universities of Leicester, Reading, Stockholm, Vigo and Santiago de Compostela and the councils of Pontevedra, Marín and Sanxenxo in Spain.

 Fieldwork experience

More than 20 archaeological excavation campaigns in sites from Spain, Malta, Greece and Portugal, coordinatining anthropological work. We will be again on the field in 2018

Neolithic-Bronze Age
Iron-Age
Roman Period
Medieval Period
Post-Medieval
Background

Areas where I am working

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Get In Touch

olalla.lopez@usc.es

olallalc@gmail.com