Lídia Colominas Barberà

Postdoctoral researcher (R2), Research Department, Beneficiaria ajut Postdoctoral 2012 MINECO.
Member, Research team: Landscape Archaeology (GIAP).
Fields of expertise: Archaeozoology, Landscape Archaeology, Archaeology of Rural Areas, Ancient Diet.
ORCID code: 0000-0001-6838-5814
977249133 ( ext. 226)
Brief CV

I received the PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona on November 2009, with the highest distinction. The results provided original data about changes in animal husbandry and meat diet in the Iberian Peninsula as a consequence of the Roman conquest. I completed my training with different placements abroad at Sheffield, UK (2008) and Basel, Switzerland (2008-2009) thanks to different short term visitor grants.

In 2011 I obtained a two-year post-doctoral fellowship from the Government of Spain (HA2010-0293) to develop my own research at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge (UK) (2012-2014). There, I integrated palaeogenetic analyses into the study of cattle morphological and phenotypical variations related to the Roman conquest.

Since 2015 I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (Spain) (FPDI-2013-18324 and 017.42). I investigate the characteristics and nature of ancient livestock practices in high mountain areas with the application of different techniques to the faunal record (ancient DNA, geometric morphometrics, dental microwear).

During my postdoctoral period I have also made short scientific stances in several leading institutions, such as the AMNH in New York (2017), the LMU-Lehrstuhl für Paläoanatomie in Munich (2016) and the Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution in Monpellier (2015).

The principal aim of my research is the study of the interactions between past societies and animals using an archaeozoological approach. I have primarily developed my research on the study of societies from the 5th c. BC to the 5th c. AD in the western Mediterranean basin, dealing with four main research subjects: human diet, livestock practices, animal trade and ritual practices.