Sánchez Martínez

Researcher, ICArEHB

Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
FCHS, University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 Faro

Researcher, CEPARQ-UAB

Centre d’Estudis del Patrimoni Arqueològic
Carrer de la Fortuna s/n, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallés, Spain


ORCID: 0000-0001-8819-4177

Research Interests

I am interested in studying lithic technology and palaeolithic archaeology to understand cognitive, behavioural, and organizational aspects of hunter-gatherer groups. During my early career I have focused on diachronic variations in the technological organisation of past societies, which has allowed me to work in international projects in Mongolia, Tanzania, and in NE of Iberia. Since 2015, I have been working in Middle Paleolithic and Upper Paleolithic sites in a long-term project that aims to identify human presence in the southern façade of the Pyrenees, filling a gap in the current archaeological record. I am also interested in cultural taxonomies, fieldwork methodology and the impact of archaeology in local communities.

Short Bio

I am archaeologist specialised in lithic technology and human behaviour. After completing my Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution at the URV (2017), I got my PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology at the UAB (2022) where I analysed the technological behaviour of Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherer groups in NE Iberia. Currently, I am a Margarita Salas postdoctoral researcher between ICArEHB and IPHES and I am co-director of Cova Gran de Santa Linya.