Maite I. García-Collado

Maite I. García-Collado
The University of York · BioArCh Department of Archaeology

PhD

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Introduction
I am a medieval archaeologist and human osteoarchaeologist specialised on the study of diet and mobility of past populations through isotope analyses. I am primarily interested on early medieval societies from southern Europe, but I also enjoy working on later medieval contexts, as well as Roman and Modern populations. My main research questions revolve around agrarian systems and social practices, including strategies of distinction, social exclusion and personal identities.

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Se ha estudiado el material antropológico recuperado de veintidós de las cincuenta sepulturas excavadas en el convento de los mercedarios de Burtzeña. Gracias al análisis conjunto de los individuos en conexión anatómica y los restos esqueléticos en posición secundaria, se ha identificado un número mínimo de 193 individuos. La población presenta el...
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Archaeological materials are a finite resource, and efforts should be made to minimize destructive analyses. This can be achieved by using protocols combining extraction of several types of biomolecules or microparticles, which decreases the material needed for analyses while maximizing the information yield. Archaeological dental calculus is a sou...
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This article presents the results of research on the human population buried at the early medieval cemetery of Boadilla (Toledo, Spain). This was the burial ground of a rural community that was established at the nearby village of Alameda del Señorío. Both sites were occupied between the end of the fifth and the beginning of the eighth century. The...
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This paper presents the results of palaeodietary reconstruction based on stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis on bone collagen of five medieval rural populations from the Basque Country (northern Spain) spanning from 5th to 15th centuries AD. One hundred forty-seven human and 47 domestic faunal samples were successfully analysed with the obj...
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This paper tackles social inequality through the study of productive strategies and food consumption patterns in early medieval rural communities in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula as inferred from carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analyses. The potential of palaeodietary reconstruction to identify social differences and the suitability of dif...
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This paper presents the results of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analyses on 50 charred seed samples from the medieval villages of Zornoztegi and Aistra, dated to between fourth and fourteenth centuries CE. The assemblage was mainly formed by Triticum aestivum/durum, although some Hordeum vulgare, Avena and Vicia ervilia samples were also incl...
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The castle of Viguera is a fortified settlement located in Viguera (La Rioja, Spain). Its military function is related to the control of the crossing of two important nearby roads. Six occupational phases between 4th and 14th centuries CE and have been identified archaeologically. This tells us about the continuity of occupation with similar territ...
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Defining the occupation sequence of medieval rural farming sites in Northern Iberia is complicated, since they feature low density of stratigraphic relationships and few finds and because of the intensive agricultural activities developed there during the last few decades. This paper presents the chronological characterization of the medieval villa...
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El Monasterio de Burtzeña fue fundado en 1432 y estuvo activo durante más de 400 años. Durante esos años la economía y el poder que ostentó fue variable, hasta que en 1836, durante la primera guerra Carlista fue destruido. Cabe destacar la construcción de un templo durante el siglo XV, junto al monasterio, en el interior del cual, hemos documentado...
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Studies on lithic resource management –mainly flint– by prehistoric groups south of the western Pyrenees have significantly increased during the past decades. These studies usually focus on identifying outcrops and characterising the different varieties found at archaeological sites. However, the understanding of mobility and territorial management...
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This work presents a preliminary approach to the characterization of animal husbandry practices in the province of Álava (Basque Country) and Treviño (Burgos, Castilla y León) during Early and High Middle Ages. The faunal remains recovered at the rural sites of Aistra (6th–12th c.), Zornoztegi (4th–12th c.), Zaballa (8th–13th c.), Dulantzi (5th–7th...
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The church of San Román of Tobillas (Álava, Basque Country) has become a classic case study in Spanish History and Archaeology, as it combines some of the oldest written documents and architectures from Basque Country. These allowed dating its two early-medieval phases in 9th and 10th centuries respectively. Both written sources and the study of th...
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The Late Roman cemetery of Lankhills is located at the periphery of the city of Winchester. It is a deeply studied burial ground excavated during the 70s and again between 2000 and 2005. The most recent intervention allowed to revise many of the statements assumed by the first one and gave the opportunity to study the numerous human remains under m...
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The aim of this paper is to make a critical review of the different ways in which the History of Food has been studied, on one side from written sources and on the other from archaeological ones. For written sources, we evaluate the limits of the medieval documentary record, mainly from monastic contexts. We oppose these results to those obtained t...

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