Mikel Díaz Rodríguez

Mikel Díaz Rodríguez
University of Santiago de Compostela | USC · Department of History I

PhD Prehistory (University of Santiago de Compostela)

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Introduction
I am a Postdoctoral researcher who focuses my study on the human settlement during the Middle and Upper Pleistocene in the Iberian Peninsula and more specifically in the NW Iberia. In 2020 I obtained my PhD at USC. Previously, I obtained a master's degree in Archaeology (2014) and a degree in History from (2013). My research has focused mainly on the study of occupation patterns of the Palaeolithic, through the application of Geographic Information Systems and spatial statistical analysis.
Additional affiliations
September 2014 - October 2020
University of Santiago de Compostela
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2013 - June 2014
University of Santiago de Compostela
Field of study
  • Archaeology
September 2009 - June 2013

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Publications (27)
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The analysis of formation processes (e.g., degree of surface alterations, size ranges, orientation patterns, fabric features, density, spatial patterns, etc.) in archaeological sites provide relevant information about the type and intensity of sedimentary disturbances. This type of analysis is particularly important in Palaeolithic sites, especiall...
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The present paper aims to offer an evaluation of the cluster method analysis to settlement distribution of archaeological sites (k-means, DBSCAN, percolation analysis) and to show the potentiality of such methods on a regional scale. We analyse the distribution of Palaeolithic sites in Galician territory (NW Iberia) in order to identify the cluster...
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In this paper, we deal with the locational analysis of the Cova Eirós site (Triacastela, Lugo), occupied from the Middle Palaeolithic to the present. From GIS and statistics, we intend to approach those environmental factors that define its importance as a place of occupation over time and on a recurring basis. Once we have analysed the variables t...
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Iberia, a natural cul-de-sac peninsula, plays a major role in the study of the Neanderthals demise and its eventual relationship with the spread of Anatomically Modern Humans (AMH) in Europe. The site of Cova Eirós (Galicia, Spain), located in NW Iberia, contains Middle and Upper Palaeolithic levels, based on the cultural remains recovered at the s...
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Este libro recoge una síntesis con los principales resultados de las investigaciones desarrolladas en el yacimiento paleolítico de Arbo (Pontevedra). Con una datación mínima de 118.000 años, este lugar se perfila como unos de los yacimientos arqueológicos más antiguos del noroeste peninsular. A su vez, esta cronología es una de las más recientes, e...
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In this paper, we deal with the analysis of the occupation pattern of the Lower Palaeolithic archaeological sites in the basin of Monforte de Lemos (Lugo, Galicia). The main locational variables that could condition the siting of these archaeological sites have been analysed, through the application of Geographic Information Systems and spatial sta...
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[ESP] En las sierras septentrionales de Galicia (noroeste de la Península Ibérica) se desarrollaron diferentes trabajos arqueológicos, que tuvieron como resultado el descubrimiento de toda una serie de yacimientos, cronológicamente encuadrables entre el Paleolítico superior y el Epipaleolítico. De forma general fueron espacialmente identificados co...
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As Gándaras de Budiño (GB) is a key locality for the Lower Palaeolithic record of the Iberian Peninsula. Although the site has been excavated in different occasions over the last decades, several geological and archaeological aspects are still not well known. Among other issues, the age of the lithic assemblage has been debated for a long time: des...
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As Gándaras de Budiño es el yacimiento más emblemático del Paleolítico del noroeste pe-ninsular. la asociación de un registro lítico achelense con unas dataciones del Pleistoceno superior lo convirtió en uno de los yacimientos más controvertidos. Por ello, son numerosas las intervenciones arqueológicas y revisiones que intentaron comprender la prob...
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As Gándaras de Budiño es el yacimiento más emblemático del Paleolítico del noroeste pe-ninsular. la asociación de un registro lítico achelense con unas dataciones del Pleistoceno superior lo convirtió en uno de los yacimientos más controvertidos. Por ello, son numerosas las intervenciones arqueológicas y revisiones que intentaron comprender la prob...
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Since the first half of the 1970s a number of studies on the microvertebrates of the Late Pleistocene of the Iberian Peninsula have been undertaken. In northwest Iberia, however, we only have the small-vertebrate analyses of Valdavara-1 and A Valiña. In this paper we are going to present the data from Cova Eirós. Cova Eirós is emerging as a referen...
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The stone knapping industry is largely unknown from Galician Iron Age hillforts. Research into the material culture of these settlements is increasingly diverse, meaning this research is no longer reduced to techno-typological studies of pottery and metals, but also includes a wide range of approaches, including anthracological and carpological ana...
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The site Castro de O Achadizo is an Iron Age hillfort in the Galician Atlantic coast, located in the Barbanza peninsula, in the right side of the Ria de Arousa, partially occupying the Cabo Cruz peninsula (Santa María do Castro, Boiro). In 1984 Vázquez Varela recognized a shell-midden and between 1991 and 1994 there were developed systematic excava...
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This paper is a new approach to the study of the Palaeolithic sites located in the Monforte de Lemos basin. Their distributional study allow us to characterize the settlement patterns from the Lower Paleolithic (Mode 2) to the Upper Paleolithic (Mode 4). Geographic Information Systems have been applied in order to define the different patterns and...

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