CORE TEAM


NOHEMI SALA

Principal Investigator

Dr. Sala is the Principal Investigator for DEATHREVOL. She holds a PhD in Paleontology from the Complutense University of Madrid and is currently a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the CENIEH. Her research focuses on site formation processes of paleontological and archaeological sites, from geological and taphonomic points of view. She has been a member of the Atapuerca research team since 2004 where she was trained by Professor Juan Luis Arsuaga and Dr. Arantza Aranburu. Throughout her career she has led research and excavation projects such as in the Valle del Tejadilla (2008-2019) and Tamajón (2017-present), scientific dissemination projects (FCT-20-15661), and she is the scientific co-director of “Periódico de Atapuerca” dissemination newspaper.

CECILIA CALVO SIMAL

Project manager

Cecilia Calvo Simal has a degree in Architecture from the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). Her studies focused on the management and coordination of international projects. She primarily provided technical, administrative, logistical and dissemination support for E-RIHS PP (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science Preparatory Phase). She also collaborated on ARIADNEplus (Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe), IPERION HS (Integrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science) and SEADDA COST (Saving European Archaeology from the Digital Dark Age). She is currently working as a project manager for DEATHREVOL.

MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ ALMAGRO

Predoctoral researcher

Manuel Rodríguez Almagro is a pre-doc researcher for the DEATHREVOL project. He studied archaeology at the University of Granada (Andalusia). He completed a master’s degree in the Quaternary, environmental changes and the human footprint at the University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. His research career has been focused on the study of the paleontological and taphonomic record of Quaternary sites in central and northern Iberian Peninsula. He has participated in several excavations in Spain and Italy.

ANA PANTOJA PÉREZ

Virtual Paleoanthropology Technician

Ana Pantoja Pérez is the Virtual Paleoanthropology Technician for DEATHREVOL. She holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Burgos under the direction of Professor Juan Luis Arsuaga. Her research focuses on the virtual reconstruction and comparative study of the Middle Pleistocene cranial remains recovered at the Sima de los Huesos site. She is also a member of the Atapuerca, Tamajón and Valle del Tejadilla research teams.

EDGAR TÉLLEZ PEÑARANDA

Predoctoral researcher

Edgar Téllez Peñaranda is a predoctoral researcher in the DEATHREVOL project. He holds a degree in History and Heritage from the University of Burgos and a master’s degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus) from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona). His line of research has focused on Experimental Archaeology and the zooarchaeological and taphonomic study of Middle Paleolithic assemblages in the northeastern peninsular. Since 2014 works in several excavations, such as in the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos) or the Abric Romaní (Barcelona).

NOHEMI SALA

Principal Investigator

Dr. Sala is the Principal Investigator for DEATHREVOL. She holds a PhD in Paleontology from the Complutense University of Madrid and is currently a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the CENIEH. Her research focuses on site formation processes of paleontological and archaeological sites, from geological and taphonomic points of view. She has been a member of the Atapuerca research team since 2004 where she was trained by Professor Juan Luis Arsuaga and Dr. Arantza Aranburu. Throughout her career she has led research and excavation projects such as in the Valle del Tejadilla (2008-2019) and Tamajón (2017-present), scientific dissemination projects (FCT-20-15661), and she is the scientific co-director of “Periódico de Atapuerca” dissemination newspaper.

CECILIA CALVO SIMAL

Project manager

Cecilia Calvo Simal has a degree in Architecture from the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). Her studies focused on the management and coordination of international projects. She primarily provided technical, administrative, logistical and dissemination support for E-RIHS PP (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science Preparatory Phase). She also collaborated on ARIADNEplus (Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe), IPERION HS (Integrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science) and SEADDA COST (Saving European Archaeology from the Digital Dark Age). She is currently working as a project manager for DEATHREVOL.

MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ ALMAGRO

Predoctoral researcher

Manuel Rodríguez Almagro is a pre-doc researcher for the DEATHREVOL project. He studied archaeology at the University of Granada (Andalusia). He completed a master’s degree in the Quaternary, environmental changes and the human footprint at the University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. His research career has been focused on the study of the paleontological and taphonomic record of Quaternary sites in central and northern Iberian Peninsula. He has participated in several excavations in Spain and Italy.

ANA PANTOJA RÉREZ

Virtual Paleoanthropology Technician

Ana Pantoja Pérez is the Virtual Paleoanthropology Technician for DEATHREVOL. She holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Burgos under the direction of Professor Juan Luis Arsuaga. Her research focuses on the virtual reconstruction and comparative study of the Middle Pleistocene cranial remains recovered at the Sima de los Huesos site. She is also a member of the Atapuerca, Tamajón and Valle del Tejadilla research teams.

EDGAR TÉLLEZ PEÑARANDA

Predoctoral researcher

Edgar Téllez Peñaranda is a predoctoral researcher in the DEATHREVOL project. He holds a degree in History and Heritage from the University of Burgos and a master’s degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus) from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona). His line of research has focused on Experimental Archaeology and the zooarchaeological and taphonomic study of Middle Paleolithic assemblages in the northeastern peninsular. Since 2014 works in several excavations, such as in the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos) or the Abric Romaní (Barcelona).

EXTERNAL TEAM