Max Planck Research Group on Plant Foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology


Domingo Carlos Salazar Garcia Bio    CV    Publications

CURRENT POSITIONS

2012 – present

Postdoctoral position
Junior Research Group on Plant foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology
Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

2012 – present

Associate Researcher
Department of Human Evolution
Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

2010 – present

Visiting Scientist
Department of Prehistory and Archaeology
Universitat de València

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

2008 – 2012

Doctoral Thesis (Universitat de València)
Title: Isótopos, dieta y movilidad en el País Valenciano.  Aplicación a restos humanos del Paleolítico medio al Neolítico final.
Directors: Prof. Michael P. Richards and Prof. Valentín Villaverde.
Tribunal: Dr. Jean-Jacques Hublin, Dr. Jose María Bermúdez de Castro,   Dr. Paolo Biagi, Dr. Emili Aura, Dr. Kate Britton.
Defense date: 21st of March 2012
Grade: Excelente Cum Laude (highest possible grade in Spanish system)

2007 – 2009

Human Physiology Doctoral Courses (Universitat de València)
Advanced Research Diploma Thesis: Estudio de la dieta mediante análisis de isótopos estables del carbono y del nitrógeno en poblaciones prehistóricas del País Valenciano

2006 – 2007

Archaeology MSc (Universitat de València)
Master’s Thesis: Estudios isotópicos estables y su aplicación a la Prehistoria: antecedentes, metodología, principales resultados y proyectos propios

2005 – 2006

Forensic Medicine MSc (Universitat de València)

2000 – 2005

History Degree (Universitat de València)

1999 – 2005

Medicine Degree (Universitat de València)

HONORS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

   
2014 Universitat de València
Award for outstanding Doctoral Thesis.
2014 Fundación BBVA
Grant to Young and Innovative Researchers (40000 Euros).

2011

Jose María Soler Foundation
Award to Young Researchers (2500 Euros).

2011

United Kingdom Archaeological Science Meeting
Award to podium student presentation.

2010 – 2011

Max-Planck Society
Grant for PhD candidates.

2008 Cañada Blanch Foundation
Award for outstanding academical performance (6000 Euros).
2007 Universitat de València
Award for outstanding grades in the Archaeology MSc. 

2006 – 2010

Spanish Ministry of Science
FPU Predoctoral Scholarship.

2005 Universitat de València
Award for outstanding grades in the History Degree.

2004 –2005

Spanish Ministry of Science
Last Year Degree Research Collaboration Grant.

PARTICIPATION IN PROJECTS FUNDED BY PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

2013-2015

Project title: Cerdeña e Ibiza: la ocupación rural en época púnica.
Coordinator: Prof. Carlos Gómez-Bellard
Funding body: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Spain)
Code: HAR2012-32488
Total funding: 30,000 Euros

2012-2014

Project title: Paleolítico medio final y Paleolítico superior inicial en la región central mediterránea ibérica (Valencia y Murcia).
Coordinator: Prof. Valentín Villaverde
Funding body: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (Spain)
Code: HAR2011-24878
Total funding: 93,500 Euros

2012-2014

Project title: Coastal transitions: a comparative approach to the processes of neolithization in Atlantic Europe.                   
Coordinator: Prof. Pablo Arias
Funding body: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (Spain)
Code: HAR2011-29907-CO3-00
Total funding: 205,700 Euros

2010-2013  

Project title: Nuevos hallazgos y nuevas perspectivas en el estudio de los restos humanos del grupo Cogotas I.
Coordinator: Prof. Ángel Esparza
Funding body: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain)
Code: HAR 2009-10105
Total funding: 45,000 Euros

2009-2011

Project title: La conducta de los Neandetrales: una aproximación a partir del registro arqueológico del Abrigo de la Quebrada (Chelva, Valencia).
Coordinator: Prof. Valentín Villaverde
Funding body: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain)
Code: HAR2008-04273-E
Total funding: 140,000 Euros

2009-2011

Project title: El final del Paleolítico medio y el Paleolítico superior en la región central del Mediterráneo ibérico.
Coordinator: Prof. Valentín Villaverde
Funding body: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain)
Code: FFI2008-01200
Total funding: 81,000 Euros

2009-2011

Project title: Estudio e integración de análisis geoarqueológicos, cultura material, bioarqueología y arqueometría en la Prehistoria Reciente.
Coordinator: Marco Aurelio Esquembre (ARPA Patrimonio SL)
Funding body: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain)
Code: EXP. nº 100710

2010-2014

Project title: Investigación del hombre fósil en Murcia: la Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo (Torre Pacheco) y la Cueva Negra del estrecho del río Quípar (Caravaca de la Cruz).
Coordinator: Prof. Michael Walker
Funding body: Universidad de Murcia

2005-2008

Project title: La sociedad de Cogotas I ante la muerte: estudio arqueológico y bioarqueológico de los restos humanos de los yacimientos de la submeseta Norte.
Coordinator: Prof. Ángel Esparza
Funding body: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain)
Code: HUM 2005-00139/HIST
Presupuesto: 45,000 Euros

2008-

Project title: Dietary variation in Upper Pleistocene Hominins.     
Coordinator: Prof. Michael Richards
Funding body: Max-Planck Society

2008-

Project title: Neanderthal territorial mobility in Eurasia.
Coordinators: Prof. Michael Richards, Prof. Jean-Jacques Hublin
Funding body: Max-Planck Society

2012-

Project title: Dietary analysis of Pleistocene hominins using stable isotopes, focusing on dental calculus and plant foods.
Coordinators: Dr. Amanda Henry, Prof. Michael Richards
Funding body: Max-Planck Society

 

 

COLLABORATION WITH INSTITUTIONS

Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Universitat de València, Universidad Jaume I de Castelló, Universidad de Alicante, Muse de Bellas Artes de Castellón, Universidad de Murcia, Universidad de Cantabria, Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ICREA, IPHES, CSIC, Museo Arqueológico de Villena, Museo ARqueológico de Teruel, Museo de Prehistoria de València, Universidad de Tarapacá, Memorial University of Newfound Land, University of British Columbia, University of Zürich, University of Oklahoma, University of Illinois, La Trobe University, etc.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-2015 IMPRS School of Human Origins (PhD level), Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Course taught: Isotopes in Archaeology and Human Evolution (0.5 ECTS, 5 hours).
2014 Archaeology degree, University of Cape Town  (Undergraduate level). Course taught: Africa and World Archaeology (18 NQF, 180 hours).
2013-2014 IMPRS School of Human Origins (PhD level), Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Course taught: Isotopes in Archaeology and Human Evolution (0.5 ECTS, 5 hours).
2013-2014 Master of Medical Physics (Master level), Universitat de València. Course taught: Radiation Dosimetry (0.4 ECTS, 4 hours).
2012-2013 IMPRS School of Human Origins (PhD level), Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Course taught: Isotopes in Archaeology and Human Evolution (0.4 ECTS, 4 hours).
2012-2013 Master of Medical Physics (Master level), Universitat de València. Course taught: Radiation Dosimetry (0.4 ECTS, 4 hours).
2012-2013

Master of Orthodoncy (Master level), Universitat de València / Fundación ADEIT. Course taught:  Evolution of Diet (0.5 ECTS, 5 hours).

2011-2012 IMPRS School of Human Origins (PhD level), Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Course taught: Isotopes in Archaeology and Human Evolution (0.3 ECTS, 3 hours).
2011-2012 Master of Orthodoncy (Master level), Universitat de València / Fundación ADEIT. Course taught: Evolution of Diet (0.5 ECTS, 5 hours).
2009-2010 History degree, Universitat de València (Undergraduate level). Course taught: Prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula Group A (1.5 ECTS, 15 hours).
2009-2010 History degree, Universitat de València (Undergraduate level). Course taught: Prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula Group C (1.5 ECTS, 15 hours).
2009-2010 History degree, Universitat de València (Undergraduate level). Course taught: Prehistory of Art (1.5 ECTS, 15 hours).
2008-2009 Open University, Nau Gran-Nau d'Estiu,  Universitat de València (Life-long learning). Course taught: Who are we? Where do we come from? Human Evolution at everyone's fingertips (2 ECTS, 20 hours).
2008-2009

Open University, Nau Gran-Nau d'Hivern,  Universitat de València (Life-long learning). Course taught: Who are we? Where do we come from? Human Evolution at everyone's fingertips (2 ECTS, 20 hours).

STUDENT SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE

   

2011-

Courtney Meier (Master student) (Co-supervision with Dr. V.Grimes)
Memorial University of Newfound Land (Canada)
Master Thesis: Reconstructing Southeast Spanish Copper Age Migration: an Isotopic Analysis of the Camino del Molino Mass Burial.

2012-

Robert Power (PhD student) (Co-supervision with Dr. A.Henry)
Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany)
Doctoral Thesis: Understanding the plant microfossil record of dental calculus to decipher dietary evidence in Palaeolithic Eurasia.

2013-

Verónica Silva-Pinto (PhD student) (Co-supervision with Prof. V.Standen)
Universidad de Tarapacá (Chile)
Doctoral ThesisHealth and nutrition during the Archaic-Formative transition in the Lower Valleys of Northern Chile.     

LAB EXPERIENCE

2007 -

Laboratory researcher at the Isotope Lab of the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

2007 -

Laboratory researcher at the Prehistory and Archaeology Lab of the Universitat de València

2006 – 2007

Laboratory researcher at the Human Physiology Lab of the Medicine Faculty of the Universitat de Valencia

2005 – 2006

Laboratory assistant at the ROP Lab of St. Justine Pediatric Hospital, Montreal

2004 – 2005

Laboratory assistant in the Anthropology Lab of the Medicine Faculty of the Universitat de València

FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE

2007

Upper Palaeolithic excavation at Cova de les Cendres (Moraira)

2007

Middle Palaeolithic excavation at Abrigo de la Quebrada (Chelva)

2007

Rock art archaeological survey (Millares y Cortes de Pallás)

2007

Archaeological survey (Caudete de las Fuentes)

2006

Eipapalaeolithic excavation at Balma del Cingle de l'Aigua (Xert)

2006

Lower Palaeolithic excavation at Cova del Rinoceront (Castelldefells)

2006

Middle Palaeolithic excavation at Cova del Coll Verdaguer (Cervelló)

2004

Archaeological excavation at Iglesia Inmaculada Concepción (Gestalgar)

2004

Upper Palaeolithic excavation at Cova de les Cendres (Moraira)

LANGUAGES

INVITED SPEAKER

  1. Salazar-García D.C. (May 2013). "Stable isotopes, dental calculus, and dietary reconstructions". Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town (Southafrica).
  2. Salazar-García D.C. (December 2009). "Isótopos estables, dieta y movilidad en Prehistoria". Murmullos del Pasado: La Prehistoria desde la Ciencia, Murcia (Spain).
  3. Salazar-García D.C. (July 2009).  "Valltorta: The Neolithic Gallery of Art".  National Geographic Society, London (England).
  4. Salazar-García D.C. (May 2008). "Aplicación de Análisis Isotópicos en Prehistoria: Paleodieta y Pautas de Movilidad". Seminario Jóvenes Investigadores, Valencia (Spain).