Andrés Aliaga

Current position

  • Collaborator at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences. University of Barcelona. - Barcelona, Spain.

Education and positions

  • PhD in Biodiversity, University of Barcelona (2015). Thesis: Formation and alteration models of dental microwear patterns: dietary and taphonomic factors, and implications on the study of hominoid primates diet. Supervised by Pérez-Pérez and A Romero.
  • MSc in Human Biology at the Department of Animal Biology, Anthropology Unit, University of Barcelona (2009). Dissertation: Experimental study of acid erosion and physical abrasion in dental enamel: characterization of taphonomic alterations in dental microwear.
  • MPH (specialization in intenational public health and oral health care) at Escuela de Nacional de Sanidad of Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Mardrid, Spain (2007)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Concepción, Concepción, Chile (2003).

Research interests

  • Physical Anthropology
  • Human evolution and human behaviour
  • Dental microwear and dietary reconstruction
  • Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology and microevolution.
  • Taphonomy
  • Teeth morphology and function

Field experience

  • Paleontological fieldwork: season 2011 (Can Llobateres, Sabadell).
  • Teeth molding and casting at the Anthropology Unit, University of Barcelona.
  • Experience in using SEM and ESEM to analyze dental microwear in the Serveis Cientificotècnics of the University of Barcelona and the Biotechnology Department, University of Alicante.

Publications

Working adress
Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences. University of Barcelona. Avinguda Diagonal, 643. 08028 Barcelona. Spain
Email: aliaga13 at gmail.com