Max Planck Research Group on Plant Foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology


Domingo Carlos Salazar Garcia Bio    CV    Publications

CURRENT POSITIONS

2011 – present

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

2011 – 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

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

2010 – 2011

Max-Planck Society
Grant for PhD candidates.

2006 – 2010

Spanish Ministry of Science
FPU Predoctoral Scholarship.

2004 –2005

Spanish Ministry of Science
Last Year Degree Research Collaboration Grant.

2011

Jose María Soler Foundation
Grant in Aid of Research.

2011

United Kingdom Archaeological Science Meeting
Grant in Aid of Research.

2008

Cañada Blanch Foundation
Award for outstanding academical performance.

2007

Universitat de València
Award for outstanding grades in the Archaeology MSc. 

2005

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

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

2013

Project title: Más allá de la Historia: Los inicios de poblamiento humano en tierras valencianas.
Coordinator: Prof. Valentín Villaverde
Funding body: Conselleria d'Educació, Generalitat Valenciana (Spain)
Code: PROMETEO
Total funding: 75,000 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

2010-2012

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

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

2012-2013 Guest Lecturer, Department of Biomedicine, Universidad Politécnica de València. Courses teached: Medical Genetics (1 ECTS). Master level.
2012-2013 Guest Lecturer, IMPRS School of Human Origins, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Courses teached: Isotopes in Archaeology and Human Evolution (1ECTS). PhD level.
2012-2013

Guest Lecturer, Department of Biophysics, Universitat de València. Courses teached: Atomic srtucture, radiation and ionization (0.5 ECTS). Master level.

2009-2010

Guest Lecturer, Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, Universitat de València. Courses teached: Prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula (4.5 ECTS), Prehistory of Art (4.5 ECTS).

2008-2009

Guest Lecturer, Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, Universitat de València. Courses teached: Human Origins (2 ECTS).

STUDENT SUPERVISOR 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.

LAB AND FIELDWORK 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

2005, 2007

Upper Paleolithic excavation Cova de les Cendres (Moraira, Spain)

2007

Middle Paleolithic excavation Abrigo de la Quebrada (Chelva, Spain)

2007

Prehistorical art field prospection at Millares (Millares, Spain)

2006

Lower Paleolithic excavation Cova del Rinoceront (Castelldefells, Spain)

2006

Middle Paleolithic excavation Cova de Cervelló (Cervelló, Spain)

LANGUAGES

INVITED SPEAKER

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