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Miriam is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Geography, Prehistory and Archeology of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), but she is currently developing her research at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen (Germany). Her research focuses on the prehistoric osseous industry, particularly in technology of ivory carving. She is currently working with various research teams in Valencina de la Concepción (Seville, Spain) with the German Archaeological Institute of Madrid (since 2017) and in Necropolis of Deir el-Bahari (Luxor, Egypt, since 2018), excavation led by the University of Alcala de Henares.
As a raw material, ivory has been used to manufacture a wide range of objects, normally associated with sumptuous material culture. In this article we explore the role played by ivory and ivory artefacts among early complex societies, and particularly its importance in the definition of identities among emergent elites. To this end, we make a thoro...
Social complexity, social inequality and social hierarchisation are among the most frequently discussed topics in the study of the Iberian Copper Age (c. 3200 – 2200 cal BCE). Since the impact of processual archaeology on Iberian Late Prehistory during the early-1980s, a large number of studies have been dedicated to these issues1. Establishing a s...
The current report presents the archaeological, epigraphic, conservation, geological, and architectural works carried out by the Middle Kingdom Theban Project – a project under the auspices of the University of Alcalá Expedition to Deir el-Bahari (Luxor) – in its fourth season (March-April 2018). In this season, the archaeological team expanded its...
La Zona Arqueológica de Valencina de la Concepción-Castilleja de Guzmán (Sevilla) constituye uno de los sitios más importantes para el estudio de la Edad del Cobre en la península ibérica y Europa occidental – para una perspectiva general del estado actual de la investigación en el mismo ver Vargas Jiménez, 2004a; 2004b; García Sanjuán, 2013. Tanto...
Rock crystal appears relatively frequently in Late Prehistoric Iberian sites, especially in the form of micro-blades and knapping debris. With some exceptions, however, these finds have seldom been looked into in any detail, and therefore little is known about the technology involved in the use of this material, its social and economic relevance or...
Because of its great potential to provide data on contacts and overseas trade, ivory has aroused a great deal of interest since the very start of research into Iberian late prehistory. Research recently undertaken by the German Archaeological Institute in Madrid in collaboration with a number of other institutions has provided valuable contribution...
Ivory has proved to be an important raw material for prehistoric research, as it can be used as an indicator for long-distance trade and social inequality. However, the scientific potential of prehistoric ivory objects is often hampered by preservation issues. This article presents the conservation-restoration project of four exceptional ivory obje...