Iván Ramírez Pedraza

Research Associate
Department of Archaeology

Main Focus

His PhD project, supervised by Dr. Florent Rivals and Dr. Carlos Tornero, is focused on the multi-proxy analyses for paleoenvironmental reconstruction during the Early-Middle Pleistocene in Morocco, with the aim of performing a diachronic high-resolution framework related to the ecological context of the early hominin in North Africa. 

In this landscape reconstruction, he is combining different techniques based on biogeochemical principles such as the analysis of stable isotopes (δ13C and δ18O) and the dental meso- and microwear analysis applied to faunal remains.  

During his career he has participated in several fieldworks in Spain, Morocco and Chile. 

Curriculum Vitae

2020-Currently: PhD in Erasmus Mundus on the Quaternary and Prehistory - (IPHES - Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona)

2018: Biomolecular technician at the Catalan Institute of Human Palaeoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES).

2016: Master Erasmus Mundus in Quaternary and Prehistory (IPHES - Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona). Mobility: 4 months (Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal).

2013: University Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB - Autonomous University of Barcelona & UNED - National Distance Education University).


Gómez de Soler, B., Soares-Remiseiro, M., Arteaga-Brieba, A., Borràs, G., Cámara, J., Campeny, G., Chacón, M.G., Fernández-Marchena, J. L., Guinart, V., López, G., Mas, B, Soto, M., Suesta, A., Shkarinska, K., Pedraza-Ramírez, I., Val-Peón, C., Vallverdú, J., 2021. The Guinardera Quarry (Sant Martí de Tous, Barcelona). A chert exploitation location during modern times.  Journal of Lithic Studies 8. DOI:10.2218/jls.6546. ISSN: 2055-0472.

Ramírez-Pedraza, I., Baryshnikov, Gennady F., Prilepskaya, Natalya E., Belyaev, Ruslan I., Pappa, S., Rivals, F., 2021. Paleodiet and niche partitioning among the easternmost European cave bears based on tooth wear analysis. Historical Biology. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2021.1960324

Ramírez-Pedraza, I., Díez-Canseco, C., Carbonell, E., Tornero, C., 2020. Roc de les Orenetes: reobertura 47 anys després. In: Quinzenes jornades d’Arqueologia de les Comarques de Girona. Castelló d’Empúries, Catalunya (ISBN: 978-84-9984-539-5 I).

Blasco, R., Arilla, M., Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Andrés, M., Ramírez Pedraza, I., Rufà, A., Rivals, F., Rosell, J., 2020. Who peeled the bones? An actualistic and taphonomic study of axial elements from the Toll Cave Level 4, Barcelona, Spain. Quaternary Science Reviews 250. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106661.

Ramírez-Pedraza, I., Rivals, F., Uthmeier, Th., Chabai, V., 2020. Palaeoenvironmental and seasonal context of the Late Middle and Early Upper Palaeolithic occupations in Crimea: an approach using dental wear patterns in ungulates. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12. DOI: 10.1007/s12520-020-01217-9. 

Ramírez-Pedraza, I., Pappa, S., Blasco, R., Arilla., M., Rosell, J., Millán, F., Maroto, J., Soler, J., Soler., N., Rivals, F., 2020. Dietary habits of the cave bear from the Late Pleistocene in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula. Quaternary International 557, 63-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2019.09.043.

Ramírez-Pedraza, I., Tornero, C., Pappa, S., Talamo, S., Salazar-García, D.C., Blasco, R., Rosell, J., Rivals, F., 2019. Microwear and isotopic analyses on cave bear remains from Toll Cave reveal both short-term and long-term dietary habits. Scientific Reports 9, 5716. DOI:10.1038/s41598-019-42152-7.

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