Mª Dolores Camalich Massieu

Published: 6/8/11

María Dolores Camalich-Massieu, is Senior Reader at the Department of Prehistory, Archaeology, Anthropology and Ancient History of the Universidad de La Laguna.

Her research has been focused on he origins of food production and the development of the first harvesting societies at both shores of the Strait of Gibraltar and, predominantly, in the South of the Iberian Peninsula. Besides, he has participated in the investigation about the origin and consolidation of the population in the Canary Islands (Spain).

In this sense, she has been the co-director of different projects involving fieldwork such as excavations and/or prospections in Almería, Málaga and Huelva (Andalusia), in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands), in Spain; Lagos (Algarve), in Portugal; and, in the area of Azilah and M'zora (Tanger-Tetuan), in Morocco. Also, she has been part of different teams funded by the research plans of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology and other agencies like the Science, Research and Innovation Council of the regional Government of Andalusia, through the Excellence Project P06-HUM-01658, ended in 2010.

At present, she is the leader of the research project HAR2012-38857 funded by the Spanish Government and entitled “Technology and Society: Specialization and diversification of craftsmanship in Eastern Andalusia in the V-III millenniums B.C.”, to be unfolded between 2013 and 2015 and the co-director of the project “First food-producing Societies in the lowlands of the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula” which is funded by the regional Government of Andalusia and with a programmed extension of six years.

Dr D. M. Camalich-Massieu is the co-author of several books, and research articles which have been presented in international conferences or have been published in prestigious scientific journals.

Finally, she belongs to the Andalusian Committee of Archaeology, the Historic Patrimony Committee of The Council of Santa Cruz-Tenerife and the Historic Heritage Council of La Laguna, as well as to various national societies related to Archaeology. She is part of the editorial board of some Spanish journals.

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