Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 375
e-mail: andrea_picin@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Andrea Picin is a Paleolithic archaeologist specialized in lithic technology. His research focuses on the reconstruction of the adaptation of prehistoric hunter-gatherers to the climatic fluctuations of the Late Pleistocene and on the influence of the ecological settings in the development of different technical and subsistence behaviors. His research interest on Neanderthals and the processes that caused their extinction began during his studies at Universitat Rovira I Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), where he achieved a Ph.D. in Quaternary Science and Prehistory. Since 2009, he has been involved in several fieldworks and projects in Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland, Iran, Sri Lanka, Zambia, and Mongolia broadening his investigation on Middle Paleolithic with researches on the dispersal of Homo sapiens from Africa to Eurasia.
In his current position as a postdoctoral researcher at the MPI-EVA, Andrea is investigating the transition from the Middle to the Upper Paleolithic in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula. Since 2015, he is co-director with Dr. Manuel Vaquero of the excavation of Abric de la Consagració (Capellades, Spain), and he is collaborating on projects in several Catalan archaeological sites (Abric Romaní, Teixoneres Cave, Toll Cave, Llenes Cave, Las Fuentes de San Cristóbal).