Graduated in History (2014) from the University of Alicante (UA), with an extraordinary Award and national end-of-degree Award and Master in Archaeology (2015). In 2019 she obtained a Doctorate with international mention and extraordinary Award with the thesis “Earth construction in the Late Prehistory of the southern Levant of the Iberian Peninsula: materials, techniques and building processes”, directed by Dr. F. Javier Jover (UA).
She has developed various communications at conferences and courses, as well as publications in books and scientific journals. Among others, she is the author of the books La construcción con tierra en arqueología: teoría, método, técnicas y aplicación (2017, UA Publications) and co-author of On cob balls, adobe and daubed straw plaits: A glossary on traditional earth building techniques (walls) in four languages (2019, Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt), developed in collaboration with researchers from different countries.
She has carried out research stays at the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading (2016) and the University of Southampton (2017, 2018), in the United Kingdom, as well as at the Saxony-Anhalt Office for Heritage Conservation and Archaeology from Halle, Germany (2017) and at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin (2022). She has also been Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge (2021), as well as at Centro de Arqueologia da Universidade de Lisboa – UNIARQ and at Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali della Università degli Studi di Padova (2023).
Her main line of research is focused on the archaeological study of materials and construction techniques, with a multidisciplinary methodology based on macroscopic analysis, complemented with microscopic analyses and ethnoarchaeological and experimental approaches. In this field, she has evaluated scientific papers for journals such as InterSecciones en Antropología (Argentina) and Gremium (Mexico). She has also given talks, mainly in collaboration with the initiative “11 de febrero. Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia” (2018, 2019) and #100tífiques (2021, 2022) and participated in the European Night of Research (UA, 2019). In addition, she has developed other lines of research related to the study of the perception of gender inequality during Prehistory and Antiquity in History students, as well as on the androcentrism and sexism in the visual representations of Prehistory.
She is a member of the EAA community Archaeology and Gender in Europe (AGE), Association for early career Women Archaeologists and Paleontologists (AWAP), Asociación de Mujeres Investigadoras y Tecnólogas (AMIT), and of Red Iberoamericana PROTERRA.
She teaches at the Master’s Degree in Historia del Mundo Mediterráneo y sus regiones: De la Prehistoria a la Edad Media and the Máster Universitario en Arqueología Profesional y Gestión Integral del Patrimonio (UA), being accredited for the category of Profesor contratado doctor (2020) of ANECA.
She has been postdoctoral researcher at ICAC with a Juan de la Cierva- formación contract from the Ministry of Science and Innovation (2020-2022), in the research team “Protohistoric Archaeology”, collaborating in the project “Estudio transdisciplinar y experimental de estructuras de combustión en el Mediterráneo occidental durante la protohistoria (1er milenio a.C.)” (PID2019-104661GB-I00 / AEI), led by Dr. Maria Carme Belarte.
She is now researcher Margarita Salas at the Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arqueología y Patrimonio Histórico (INAPH) from the University of Alicante.