TK site at Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)

Born in Ricla (Zaragoza, Spain), since I was 12 years-old, I knew that I wanted to work on human evolution. That’s why I decided to study Geology. I got my bachelor’s degree in Geology at the University of Zaragoza in June 2005. Two months later, I moved to Tarragona (Spain) and studied a two years Master Erasmus Mundus degree in Quaternary and Prehistory at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. To complete the Master degree, I spent a 6 months period of study at Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris (France) while preparing a master’s thesis in Sedimentology which was defended at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili on 4th October 2007.

Afer obtaining my master degree, I got a FPI scholarship from the Spanish Government. It allowed me to carry out my PhD thesis in Geochronology in collaboration between the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. Upon completion of my PhD (ESR dating of the Gran Dolina site, Atapuerca) the 14th October 2011, I obtained a post-doctoral award at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris and I worked on a Franco-British research project about the Emergence of Acheulian in North-Western Europe.

In October 2014, I started working at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) in Burgos (Spain) as a specialized researcher on Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) dating.