Biogeologie

Dr. Marta-Diaz-Zorita Bonilla

 

Hölderlinstr. 12

72074 Tübingen

Germany

Phone: +49(0)7071/29-78930

Email: marta.diaz-zoritaspam prevention@ifg.uni-tuebingen.de

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Institut für Geowissenschaften at the Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen

 

Current Research

  • Late European Prehistory: bioarchaeology of collective burials
  • Subsistence strategies of the first agriculturalist societies in Europe
  • Mobility patterns and exchange of goods during Late Prehistory
  • Middle Nile Valley Archaeology

Education

2013

PhD in Archaeology. Durham University, UK.

2007

DEA in Prehistory and Archaeology (MS equivalent). University of Seville, Spain

2006-2007

Visiting Scholar Fellowship. Arizona State University, USA

2005

MA in Osteoarchaeology, Southampton University, UK.

2004

BA in History. University of Seville, Spain

Teaching and invited lectures

Lecturer “Analysis of Prehistoric Mobility: Theory and Method.” Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University. 21st October- 3rd February 2013.

Lecturer “Knochen als Quelle” Institut für Naturwissenchaften. Tübingen University. 14th October-08th February 2013.

Lecturer “Introduction to Bioarchaeology”. 22th April-22nd July 2013. Institut für Naturwissenchaften. Tübingen University.

Lecturer “Cultural contacts in Western European Iron Age”. 18th April-25th July 2013. Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University.

Lecturer “Prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula: a bioarchaeological approach”. 18th October-8th February. Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University.

Demonstrator “Identification and analysis of the human skeleton”. Msc in Paleopathology. Durham University, United Kingdom. October-December 2011.

Invited Lecturer “Bioarchaeology of the 3rd millenium BC in SW Spain”. Part of the course “Economy and Society in Prehistory” from the degree in history, University of Seville. April 19th, 2012.

Invited Lecturer “Bioarchaeology: paleodiet and mobility. Introduction to stable isotopes analyses”. Part of the course “Analytical in prehistory” from the degree in history, University of Seville. November 18th and 19th, 2011.

Invited Lecturer “Bioarchaeology: paleodiet and mobility. Introduction to stable isotopes analyses”. Part of the course “Analytical in prehistory” from the degree in history, university of seville. November 4th and 5th, 2010.

Invited Lecturer “Bioarchaeology: paleodiet and mobility. Introduction to stable isotopes analyses”. Part of the course “Analytical in Prehistory” from the Degree in History, University of Seville. November 12th and 13th, 2009.

Invited Lecturer “Subsistence strategies during the Late European Prehistory.” Part of the course “Social and Economic Studies in Prehistory” from the Degree in History, University of Seville. January 12th, 2009.

Invited Lecturer “Bioarchaeology: paleodiet and mobility. Use and applications of stable isotopes analyses”. Part of the course “Analytical in Prehistory” from the Degree in History, University of Seville. November 6th and 7th, 2008.

Invited Lecturer “Subsistence strategies during the Late European Prehistory.” Part of the course “Social and Economic Studies in Prehistory” from the Degree in History, University of Seville. January 8th, 2008.

Invited Lecturer “Paleodiet and mobility patterns: the use and applications of the isotopical analyses on human bones.” Part of the course “Analytical in Prehistory” from the Degree in History, University of Seville. November 8th and 9th, 2007.

Invited Lecturer “Paleodemography analysis of two communities from the Copper Age in South Iberian Peninsula”. Part of the course “Analytical in Prehistory” from the Degree in History, University of Seville. January 12th, 2007.

Invited Lecturer “Introduction to physical anthropology”. Part of the course “Analytical in Prehistory” from the Degree in History, University of Seville. Held at the Archaeological Museum, Seville. October 28th, 2005.

Invited Lecturer “Introduction to physical anthropology”. Part of the course “Analytical in Prehistory” from the Degree in History, University of Seville. Held at the Archaeological Museum, Seville. November 5th, 2004.

Supervision of students

MSc

2013 – Virginia Fuentes Mateo (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

2011 – Sonia Robles Carrasco (Autonomous University of Madrid)

Publications

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Waterman, A.J. and Peate, D. In press. La movilidad de las poblaciones de la Edad del Cobre en el Suroeste de España a través de los análisis de isótopos estables de 87Sr/86Sr (Human mobility during the Copper and Bronze Age through isotopical analysis of 87Sr/86Sr). Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of Prehistory of Andalusia. February 15th-17th, 2012, Antequera, Málaga, Spain.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. 2013. Bioarqueología de las prácticas funerarias del yacimiento de la Edad del Cobre de Valencina de la Concepción-Castilleja de Guzmán: revisión de las investigaciones (State of the art of the bioarchaeology of the funerary practices at the archaeological site of Valencina de la Concepción). In García Sanjuán, L., Hurtado Pérez, V., Vargas Jiménez, J. M., Ruiz Moreno, T. and Cruz-Auñón Briones, R. (Editores): Valencina Prehistórica. Actas del Congreso Conmemorativo del Descubrimiento de La Pastora (1860-2010). Sevilla, Universidad de Sevilla.

García Sanjuán, L. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. 2013. Prácticas funerarias en estructuras negativas del asentamiento prehistórico de Valencina de la Concepción (Sevilla, España): análisis contextual y osteoarqueológico (Analysis of the osteoarchaeological remains documented at negative structures at the Copper Age site of Valencina de la Concepción). In García Sanjuán, L., Hurtado Pérez, V., Vargas Jiménez, J. M., Ruiz Moreno, T. and Cruz-Auñón Briones, R. (Editors): Valencina Prehistórica. Actas del Congreso Conmemorativo del Descubrimiento de La Pastora (1860-2010). Sevilla, Universidad de Sevilla.

Robles Carrasco, S. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. 2013. Análisis bioarqueológico de tres contextos‐estructuras funerarias del sector PP4 – Montelirio del yacimiento de Valencina de la Concepción ‐ Castilleja de Guzmán (Sevilla) (Bioarchaeological analysis of three funerary contexts-structures at PP4-Montelirio sector from Valencina-Castilleja site). In García Sanjuán, L.; Hurtado Pérez, V.; Vargas Jiménez, J. M.; Ruiz Moreno, T. y Cruz-Auñón Briones, R. (Editores):Valencina Prehistórica. Actas del Congreso Conmemorativo del Descubrimiento de La Pastora (1860-2010). Sevilla, Universidad de Sevilla.

García Sanjuán, L. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. 2012. Medieval inhumations at the atrium of the Menga dolmen (Antequera, Málaga): anthropological study and absolute chronology. Menga Journal of Andalusian Prehistory. Vol. 3: 237-249.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Escudero Carrillo, J. and Costa Caramé, M.E. In press. Prospección Arqueológica Superficial de los terrenos afectados por la modificación puntual Nº2 del P.G.O.U. de Coripe (Sevilla). Anuario Arqueológico de Andalucía. Sevilla. Junta de Andalucía.

Garrido González, P., Escudero Carrillo, J., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. and Costa Caramé, M.E. In press. Prospección arqueológica superficial de los terrenos de la zona residencial sector R-11, zona 11 “El Cuadrejón“. Término de las Molares (Sevilla). Anuario Arqueológico de Andalucía. Sevilla. Junta de Andalucía.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Costa Caramé, M.E. and García Sanjuán, L. 2012. Funerary practices and demography from the Mesolithic to the Copper Age in Southern Spain. In Gibaja Bao, J.F., Carvalho, A.F. and Chambon, P. Funerary practices from the Mesolithic to the Chalcolithic of the northwest Mediterranean. British Archaeological Reports.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Prevedorou, E., Buikstra, J.E., Knudson, K.J., Gordon, G. and Anbar, A. 2012. Movilidad y Paleodieta de la Comunidad Argárica de Gatas. Análisis de 87Sr/86Sr, δ18O, y δ13C (Human mobility and paleodiet at the Argaric community of Gatas. Analysis of 87Sr/86Sr, δ18O, y δ13C). Proceedings of the 1st Conference of Prehistory of Andalusia. Antequera (Málaga), 29th September – 2nd October 2010.

Prevedorou, E., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Romero, A., Buikstra, J.E., De Miguel Ibáñez, M.P. and Knudson, K.J. 2010. Residential Mobility and Dental Decoration in Early Medieval Spain: Results from the Eighth Century Site of Plaza del Castillo, Pamplona.”Dental Anthropology 23(2):42-52.

 

García Sanjuán, L. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. In Press. Prácticas funerarias en estructuras negativas del asentamiento prehistórico de Valencina de la Concepción (Sevilla, España): análisis contextual y osteoarqueológico. In Actas do Workshop’09 “Estruturas negativas da Pré-história recente e Protohistória Peninsular: estado actual dos conhecimentos e interrogações.” Beja (Portugal) April 23rd and 24th, 2009.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Knudson, K.J. and Waterman, A. In Press. Bioarchaeological analyses of 87/86Sr, δ18O y δ13C from Tholos de Palacio III (Almadén de la Plata, Seville, Spain).” In García Sanjuán, L. y Wheatley, D.W. (editores) The Palacio III Funerary Complex (Almadén de la Plata, Sevilla, Spain). A New Approach to the Megalithic Phenomenon in Southern Iberia. University of Southampton Series in Archaeology n 5 Southampton/Oxford 2010.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. and Waterman, A.J. In press Analysis of the human bone remains from Tholos de Palacio III (Almadén de la Plata, Seville, Spain). In García Sanjuán, L. y Wheatley, D.W. (editores) The Palacio III Funerary Complex (Almadén de la Plata, Sevilla, Spain). A New Approach to the Megalithic Phenomenon in Southern Iberia. University of Southampton Series in Archaeology n 5 Southampton/Oxford 2010.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. and Baker, B.J. 2012. Bioarqueología de Nubia: resultados preliminares de las campañas de excavaciones arqueológicas de 2007-2009 del proyecto MDASP en la zona de la 4ª catarata, provincia Norte de Sudán (Bioarchaeology of Nubia: preliminary results from the 2007-2009 archaeological excavations from the MDASP Project at the 4th cataract, northern Sudan). Proceedings of the 10th National Conference of the Spanish Association of Paleopathology.Madrid, 3rd-5th of September 2009.

Escudero Carrillo, J. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. In press. Prospección arqueológica superficial en las parcelas 28 y 30 del polígono 182 del término municipal de Antequera (Málaga). Anuario Arqueológico de Andalucía. Junta de Andalucía. Sevilla.

Costa Caramé, M.E., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., García Sanjuán, L. and Wheatley, D.W. 2010. The Copper Age Settlement of Valencina de la Concepción (Seville, Spain): Demography, Metallurgy and Spatial Organization. Trabajos de Prehistoria 67(1): 85-117.

Prevedorou, E.A., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Buikstra, J.E., Gordon, G., Anbar, A. and Knudson KJ. 2009.

Residential Mobility and Dietary Patterns at the Prehistoric Site of Gatas, Southeastern Spain. American

Journal of Physical Anthropology 138 (S48):330.

Romero, A., De Miguel Ibáñez, M.P., Buikstra, J.E., Knudson, K.J., Prevedorou, E.A., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. and De Juan, J. 2009. Mutilación dentaria en la necrópolis islámica de Plaza del Castillo (siglo VIII DC) de Pamplona (Navarra) (Dental mutilation at the islamic necropolis of Plaza del Castillo, 8th century AD, Pamplona, Navarra.Revista Española de Antropología Física 29: 1-14.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Waterman, A.J. and Knudson, K.J. 2009. Explorando la movilidad y los patrones dietarios durante la Edad del Cobre en el Suroeste de la Península Ibérica: estudio preliminar bioarqueológico del Tholos de Palacio III (Almadén de la Plata, Sevilla) (Exploring mobility and dietary patterns during the Copper Age in the South-west of the Iberian Peninsula: preliminary bioarchaeological analysis of Tholos Palacio 3 (Almadén de la Plata, Seville). Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Spanish Association of Paleopathology, Morella (Castellón), 26th-29th September 2007.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., García Sanjuán, L. and Salguero Palma, J. 2006 Prospección Arqueológica de Superficie de la Zona de Afección de la Variante A-431, Posadas (Córdoba). Anuario Arqueológico de Andalucía 2003/ TIII: 382-388. Sevilla: Junta de Andalucía.

Memberships in joint scientific projects and programs

2013-2017 Assitant director for Bioarchaeology- “Bioarchaeology of Nubia Expedition”, Sudan. Director: Brenda J. Baker (Arizona State University). Funded by the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project.

2012-2017 Sociedades, Territorios y Paisajes en la Prehistoria de Antequera” (Societies, Territories and Landscape in the Prehistory of Antequera) Director: Leonardo García Sanjuán, Department of Prehistory and Archaeology,University of Seville.

2011-2014 “Aproximación a las primeras comunidades neolíticas del NE peninsular a través de sus prácticas funerarias (Approach to Early Neolithic Communities in the Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula Through Their Burial Practices). Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science.Reference: HAR2011-23149. Director Juan Gibaja Bao, CSIC.

2011-2014 “Estudio de los materiales arqueológicos del sitio PP4- Montelirio, zona arqueológica de Valencina de la Concepción-Castilleja de Guzmán (Sevilla). (Analysis of the material culture from the PP4-Montelirio sector from Valencina-Castilleja, Seville)“. Director: Leonardo García Sanjuán, Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, University of Seville.

Referee

Occasional reviewer for the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology and Anthropologie,

International Journal of the Science of Man.

Member of the scientific Committee of the Journal Ligustinus, revista digital de Arqueología de Andalucía Occidental.

Field experience

Extensive field experience in research projects but also in commercial archaeology in Spain, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom and Sudan since 1998.

Languages

English & Spanish