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 051: Advanced bioarchaeological techniques in the Necropolis of Lucena (Córdoba - Spain)


Ricardo Ortega Ruiz (Madrid. Spain - 1981)Fernando Contreras

- Degree in History, specialty in Archaeology (2003 - 2008, UAM)

- Master in Archaeology and Heritage (2008-2010, UAM)

- Master in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology (2013-2014, Cranfield University)

- PhD in BioMedical and BioMechanical Engineering (2019-2022, UPM).

As a specialist in forensic archaeology and anthropology, he is director of the department of archaeology and forensic anthropology of the Institute of Professional Training in Forensic Sciences since 2013.

In addition, since 2020, he is a professor of Forensic Anthropology at the Faculty of Criminology of the Isabel I University (Burgos, Spain).

As a forensic anthropologist, he is conducting studies in Spain, Italy, Malta, Cuba, Peru (Lima, Cusco), Mexico, Chile and Egypt (Saqqara and El Fayoum).

And as a technician, he has directed and collaborated in the investigations carried out in different prehistoric, ancient, medieval and contemporary necropolis, such as the cases of:

- the catacombs of San Telmo (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain)
- the Military Hospital of Olivenza de the War of Independence in Olivenza (Badajoz)
- the necropolis of Cortijo Nuevo and Cortijo Coracho (Lucena, Córdoba)
- the prehistoric Cave of the Castle, Puente Viesgo (Cantabria)
- collaborations such as bone identification tasks in Parets del Vallés (Barcelona, Spain).



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