Lucía Cobo Sánchez
Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
I am a Paleolithic archaeologist interested in subsistence and socio-ecological adaptations of hominins throughout human evolution. I focus on zooarchaeological and taphonomic analyses and use statistical approaches, including Machine Learning methods and spatial statistics, in order to reconstruct site formation processes as well as hominin and carnivore activity in Paleolithic assemblages. I am also interested in modern hunter-gatherer hunting practices and use agent-based modeling to understand the dynamics of human-animal and human-environment interactions related to foraging and hunting. I have collaborated in several international projects with fieldwork in Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Iberia and Germany.
I graduated in Archaeology at the University Complutense (Madrid, 2014) and got my master’s degree in Human Evolutionary Studies at Cambridge University (UK, 2015). My PhD dissertation (Complutense University Madrid, 2020) focused on the taphonomic and spatial study of the Early Pleistocene site DS in Olduvai Gorge. Before joining ICArEHB I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cologne (Germany) on a project modelling prehistoric hunting behaviour using agent-based models.