Lídia Colominas Barberà

Researcher (R3), Research Department, Investigadora Ramón y Cajal.
Member, Research team: Landscape Archaeology (GIAP).
Fields of expertise: Archaeozoology, Landscape Archaeology, Archaeology of Rural Areas, Ancient Diet.
ORCID code: 0000-0001-6838-5814
977249133 ( ext. 226)
Brief CV

I received my PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2009).

From 2008 to 2011, I was contracted by the Department of Prehistory of the Autonomous University of Barcelona as a technician, joining several research projects in charge of the faunal analyses.

In 2011, I obtained a two-year post-doctoral fellowship from the Government of Spain to develop my own research at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge (UK) (2012-2014). There, I integrated palaeogenetic analyses into the study of cattle morphological and phenotypical variations related to the Roman conquest.

In 2015 I joined the ICAC with a Juan de la Cierva contract that was followed by an ICAC postdoctoral contract. These two projects allowed me to investigate livestock practices and movements of animals during the Iron Age and the Roman period in high mountain areas (Eastern Pyrenees).

Since 2021, I am a Ramón y Cajal researcher.

I have made short scientific stances in several leading institutions, such as the Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution in Monpellier (2015), the LMU-Lehrstuhl für Paläoanatomie in Munich (2016) and the AMNH in New York (2017).

The principal aim of my research is the study of the interactions between past societies and animals using an archaeozoological approach. I have primarily developed my research on the study of societies from the 5th c. BC to the 5th c. AD in the western Mediterranean basin, dealing with four main research subjects: human diet, livestock practices, animal trade and ritual practices. At a methodological level, I have integrated paleogenetic and geometric morphometric analyses into my research.