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Prof Ignacio de la Torre
204B
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PY
Appointment
  • Professor of Palaeolithic Archaeology
  • Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
  • Institute of Archaeology
  • Faculty of S&HS
Biography

Research Themes
Research Summary
Research Interests

    Lithic technology
    Site formation processes
    Palaeolithic archaeology
    Hunter-gatherers

Research Projects

    The Archaeology of Human Evolution
    Excavations at Buendía rockshelter, Spain
    Excavations at Cova Gran, Spain
    Excavations at Roca dels Bous, Spain
    ORACEAF: Origins of the Acheulean at Olduvai
    Paleoanthropological Research in the Ethiopian Rift Valley
    Percussive Technology in Human Evolution: A Comparative Approach

Teaching Summary

  • Course co-ordinator: ARCL0101 Prehistoric Stone Artefact Analysis
  • Course co-ordinator: ARCL0122 Archaeology of Human Evolution in Africa

Current Research Students

  • Catalina Contreras Mira Lithic technology and raw material economy in Upper Ñirehuao valley (second supervisor Andrew Garrard)
  • Stefania Cucuteanu The palaeoecology of Bovidae Fauna at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: A complete taxonomic assessment of Beds I-IV and the abiotic and biotic interactions in Plio-Pleistocene faunal communities (secondary supervisor Louise Martin)
  • Xin Ding Site formation processes, Pleistocene assemblages, and hominin behavioural patterns at open-air sites in lake margin environments (joint principal supervisor Andrew Bevan, secondary supervisor Yijie Zhang)
  • Alexander Kabelindde Technological Behaviour of Homo Erectus at Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania) (secondary supervisor Tomos Proffitt)
  • Daniela Osorio Ferrada Early occupation of the Highlands of Chile and Peru: Technology, activities and mobility routes: an interpretative model (joint first supervisor James Steele)
  • Carmen Martin Ramos Homo erectus behavioural and cognitive evolution at Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania). A technological approach (joint principal supervisor Silvia Bello secondary supervisor James Steele)

Academic Background
2015 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science – Geology Birkbeck College
2005 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Archaeology Universidad Complutense de Madrid
2000 MA Master of Arts Universidad Complutense de Madrid
1998 BA Bachelor of Arts Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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