Presentation of 12 master theses of the Erasmus Mundus in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution

Since 2006, fifteen promotions of master students have been graduated and more than 200 research works have been completed

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Twelve students have presented their final master research work of the master Erasmus Mundus in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution, 5 of these students started their studies at Rovira i Virgili University (URV), in Tarragona (Spain). Last 21th September Students from Spain, Italy and France defended their works in a joining season using virtual platform. Some of the URV students defended their works from IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social) videoconference room, but major part defended their work by distance. Also, the jury composed by representatives of the Erasmus Mundus consortium participated online.

The Erasmus Mundus Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution is given in partnership with other European institutions, particularly the University of Ferrara, (Italy), the National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France) and the Tomar Polytechnic Institute (in Portugal).

Internationalization

Since 2006, fifteen promotions of master students have been graduated and more than 200 research works have been completed so far. Many of them are based on different projects in which the IPHES participates, in line with the center of uniting teaching with research, field work and socializing.

Some of the URV students defended their works from IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social) videoconference room, but major part defended their work by distance

Indeed, the Erasmus Mundus Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution began to teach at the URV in 2004-2005 academic year, thanks to the research carried out in the IPHES, participating in major global projects in its field. The Erasmus + program represents an important recognition of the quality and singularity to attract students and represents a key on the internationalization objectives of the URV.

Students URV and Master Thesis titles:

– BUITKUTE, ERIKA “Paleoparasitology and Its Application. The Case of La Draga Lakeside Settlement and Fumiers Contexts of El Mirador and Can Sadurní Caves”. Dirs: Matthieu Le Bailly, Jordi Revelles

– JISKOOT BUSQUETS, JULIA “Técnicas de recuperación in situ de material óseo en entornos húmedos: el caso de la Grotte de la Carrière (Pirineos Orientales, Francia)”. Dir: Lucía López-Polín

– MARGINEDAS MIRÓ, FRANCESC “Identification of ritual cannibalism through the frequency and distribution of butchery marks from El Mirador cave”. Dir: Palmira Saladié

– PENA PÉREZ, ANA “Local fire history reconstruction in the NE Barcelona Plain (Catalonia, Spain), ca. 8000-7500 cal. years BP”. Dirs: Francesc Burjachs, Santiago Riera

– CANO CANO, NIT “Paleocarpological analysis of the V-IV millennium BC Neolithic fumier layers from El Mirador (Sierra de Atapuerca)”. Dirs: Ethel Allué, Natalia Alonso