Archaeological Micromorphology and Biomarker Research Lab, Instituto Universitario de Bio-Orgánica Antonio González (IUBO)
Avenida Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez, 38206, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

David Usieto

I’m an undergraduate student at University of La Laguna majoring in Prehistoric Archaeology. The core of my training is Geoarchaeology and more specifically in Micromorphology as a tool to approach human behavior, past environments are site formation processes.

My current training-stage research is focused on the relationship between human societies and their environment during the Holocene period in the Middle East. I’m particularly interested in cases of early sedentary societies influenced by climate change. I’m also interested in the histological characterization of archaeological bone remains from micromorphological thin sections.

As part of my research I have carried out micromorphological description of samples from several prehispanic sites in the Canary Islands including Chasogo (Tenerife) and Cueva Pintada (Gáldar, Gran Canaria).

I’ve carried out archaeological fieldwork at Neolithic sites in Israel and Bronze Age sites in the Iraqi Kurdistan (KRG). In the months to come I will also excavate in Southern Iraq and in Southwest Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran). Outside of the Middle East, I’ve also participated in excavations of a Chalcolithic site in Southern Spain (La Beleña II, Córdoba).

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