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Ainara Sistiaga

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research is focused on exploiting the organic information trapped in the sediment, with particular emphasis in the paleodietary record. I perform my research between organic geochemistry and paleolithic archaeology to provide greater insight into the dietary role of meat and plants during human evolution. I am using faecal biomarkers as a source of paleodietary information, helping us in the understanding of the proportions of different kinds of food that contribute most to our ancestors' diets.