Evolutionary Anthropology

My main academic interest relates to the study of how and why human and primate bodies have become the way they currently are.

African Miocene mammals

I am currently analising different Miocene mammal fossils from Gorongosa, as well as comparing them with fossil materials from other African regions in order to better characterise the fauna from the southernmost point of the East African Rift System

Primate morphology

An important part of my research has been devoted to the study of the key adaptations defining different stages of anthropoid morphological evolution.

Broad-scale morpho-functional traits of the mandible suggest no hard food adaptation in the hominin lineage

shape, biomechanical performance, mandibles, primates, hominins

Morphological consequences of artificial cranial deformation Modularity and integration

Artificial deformed skulls, modularity, integration, morphometrics

Virtual ecomorphology

I Congreso Iberoamericano de Morfometría Geométrica

Analyzing the sclerocarpy adaptations of the Pitheciidae mandible

finite element analysis, geometric morphometrics, lower jaw, pitheciids, seed predation

Morpho-functional analyses of the primate skeleton applying 3D geometric morphometrics, finite element analysis and phylogenetic comparative methods to assess ecomorphological questions in extant and extinct anthropoids

PhD dissertation

Taxonomic comments of a *Glossotherium* specimen from the Pleistocene of Central Chile

Xenarthra, Mylodontidae, Morphology, Upper Pleistocene, Chile

Artificial Cranial Modification in San Pedro de Atacama and the Loa Basin a Quantitative Approach to its Role as a Marker of Social Identity

Artificial Cranial Modification, Pre-Hispanic Atacama, Geometric Morphometrics, Multiple Correspondence Analysis