Dr. Marta-Diaz-Zorita Bonilla

Postdoctoral research fellow
SFB 1070 “Ressourcenkulturen“, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters

Hölderlinstr. 12
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: +49(0)7071/29-78930
Email: marta.diaz-zoritaspam prevention@ifg.uni-tuebingen.de

Fields of Interest

My research focuses on the analysis of bioarchaeological material and the investigation of funerary patterns during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in Iberia. In addition, I use biochemical analysis applied to bone & teeth material such as stable isotope analysis to investigate subsistence patterns (through the use of carbon and nitrogen δ13C and δ15N) and mobility patterns of prehistoric communities (through the application of 87Sr/86Sr and δ18O).

Main research areas:

  • Late European Prehistory: bioarchaeology of collective burials
  • Subsistence patterns and human adaptations from the Late Neolithic to the Bronze Age in Europe
  • Mobility patterns of human and animal prehistoric populations
  • The connections of Iberia with Central Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa during the Late European Prehistory
     

Scientific Activity

2017-2021 Postdoctoral research fellow. SFB 1070 "RessourcenKulturen". Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University. (01.10.2017-30.09.2021). 
2015-2017 

Postdoctoral research fellow. Brigitte-Schlieben-Lange Programm. Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University. (01.06.2015-30.09.2017).

2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship. Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, University of Seville, Spain. (01.03.2015-31.05.2015).

2013-2014

Research Assistant Prof. Hervé Bocherens, Department of Geosciences, Tübingen University (1stOctober 2013-30stApril 2014 and 1stSeptember-30thNovember 2014).

2012-2013 Teaching @ Tübingen programme.Department of Geosciences & Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University. (1st October 2012-30th September 2013)

 

Education

2014 PhD in Archaeology. Durham University, UK
2007 DEA (MA equivalent). Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, University of Seville, Spain.
2006-2007 Visiting Scholar at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, USA.
2005 MA in Osteoarchaeology. Southampton University, UK.
2005 CAP (MA equivalent) in Education, specialization in HIstory. University of Seville, Spain.
2004 BA in History, specialization in Prehistory and Archaeology. University of Seville, Spain.

 

Teaching

  • Lecturer “Knochen als Quelle” Institut für Naturwissenchaften, Tübingen University (2013-2014; 2014-2015; 2015-2016; 2016-2017; 2017-2018; 2018-2019)
  • Lecturer “Analysis of Prehistoric Mobility: Theory and Method.” Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University (2013-2014; 2018-2019).
  • Lecturer “Practical Archaeometry” Institut für Naturwissenchaften. Tübingen University (2016-2017; 2017-2018; 2018-2019)
  • Lecturer "Diet and Consumption in Prehistory" Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University. 18th October 2017-7th February 2018. (32 h.).
  • Lecturer “Einführung in die Humanosteologie” Institut für Naturwissenchaften. Tübingen University. (2015-2016; 2016-2017)
  • Lecturer "Scientific approached to Social Archaeology" Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University. 21st October 2015-3rd February 2016. (32 h.).
  • Lecturer "Diet and Consumption in Prehistory" Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University. 22nd October-11th February 2015. (32 h.).
  • Lecturer “Introduction to Bioarchaeology”. 22th April-22nd July 2013. Institut für Naturwissenchaften. Tübingen University. (32 h.).
  • Lecturer “Cultural contacts in Western European Iron Age”. 18th April-25th July 2013. Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University. (32 h.)
  • Lecturer “Prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula: a bioarchaeological approach”. 18th October 2012-8th February 2013. Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Tübingen University. (32 h.)
  • Part time tutor “Identification and analysis of the human skeleton”. Msc in Paleopathology. Durham University, United Kingdom. October-December 2011. (40 h.) 
     

Field Work

I have conducted extensive archaeological fieldwork in Spain (2004-2019 in progress), Sudan (2008-2009), Ireland (2005-2006) and England (2002).
 

Publications

BOOKS

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. 2017. The Copper Age in south-west Spain: a bioarchaeological approach to prehistoric social organisation. British Archaeological Reports International Series S2840, British Archaeological Reports, Oxford.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. (Ed.) 2017. New perspectives in the study of bioarchaeological remains from the 3rd millennium BC in southern Iberia. MENGA monográficos 8. Sevilla, Junta de Andalucía.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Escudero Carrillo, J., López Flores, I., Lucena Romero, J., Mora Rosa, M.E., Robles Carrasco, S. (Eds.) 2017. Actas del XIII Congreso Nacional de Paleopatología. Bioarqueología y Paleopatología, contextualizando el registro óseo. Asociación Profesional de Bioarqueología. Écija.

Tomé, T., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Silva, A., Boaventura, R. y Cunha, C., (Eds.). 2017. Current Approaches to Collective Burials in the Late European Prehistory. UISPP Proceedings, BAR International Reports, British Archaeological Reports, Oxford.

Fernández Flores, A., García Sanjuán, L. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. (Eds.) 2016. Montelirio (Castilleja de Guzmán, Sevilla) Un Gran Monumento Megalítico de la Edad del Cobre. Junta de Andalucía, Sevilla.

PAPERS

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Aranda Jiménez, G., Bocherens, H., Escudero Carrillo, J., Sánchez Romero, M., Lozano Medina, A., Alarcón García, E., Milesi García, L. 2019. Multi-isotopic diet determination of southeastern iberian megalithic populations: the cemeteries of El Barranquete and Panoría. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. doi.org/10.1007/s12520-018-0769-5.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Beck, J., Bocherens, H., Díaz del Río, P. Isotopic evidence for large scale human aggregations in Copper Age Iberia. The mega-site of Marroquíes (Jaén, Spain). 2018. Antiquity 92 (364): 991-1007.

Beck, J., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Bocherens, H., Díaz del Río, P. 2018. Feeding a third millenium BC mega-site: Bioarchaeological analyses of palaeodiet and dental disease at Marroquíes (Jaén, Spain). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 52: 23-43.

García Sanjuán, L., Vargas Jiménez, J.M., Cáceres Puro, L.M., Costa Caramé, M.E., Díaz-Guardamino, M., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Fernández Flores, A., Hurtado Pérez, V., López Aldana, P.M., Méndez Izquierdo, E., Pajuelo Pando, A., Rodríguez Vidal, J., Wheatley, D., Bronk Ramsey, C., Delgado-Huertas, A., Dunbar, E., Mora González, A., Bayliss, A., Beavan, N., Hamilton, D., Whittle, A. 2018. Assembling the dead, gathering the living: radiocarbon dating and bayesian modelling for Copper Age Valencina de la Concepción (Seville, Spain). Journal of  World Prehistory 31(2): 179-313.

Cintas Peña, M., García Sanjuán, L., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Herrero Corral, A.M., Robles Carrasco, S. 2018. The non-adult population of the Chalcolithic settlement of Valencina de la Concepción (Seville, Spain): a demographic, contextual and sociological approach. Trabajos de Prehistoria 75(1):85-108.

Aranda Jiménez, G., Sánchez Romero, M., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Lozano Medina, A., Benavides López, J.A., Lozano Rodríguez, J.A, Alarcón García, E., Fernández Martín, S. 2018. La necrópolis megalítica de Panoría (Darro, Granada). Cuadernos técnicos de Patrimonio 7: 50-53.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Knudson, K.J., Escudero Carrillo, J., Bocherens, H., García Sanjuán, L. 2017. Mobility patterns and paleodietary insights into human and cattle at the Copper Age Mega-site of Valencina (Seville, Spain) through δ18O and δ13C isotope analysis. MENGA. Journal of Andalusian Archaeology 8: 53-70.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Aranda Jiménez, G., Robles Carrasco, S., Escudero Carrillo, J., Sánchez Romero, M., Lozano Medina, A. 2017. Estudio bioarqueológico de la necrópolis megalítica de Panoría (Darro, Granada). MENGA. Journal of Andalusian Prehistory 8: 91-116.

Aranda Jiménez, G., Lozano Medina, A., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Sánchez Romero, M., Escudero Carrillo, J. 2017. Cultural continuity and social resistance: the chronology of megalithic funerary practices in southern Iberia. European Journal of Archaeology. doi:10.1017/eaa.2017.42

Trautman, B., Wissing, C., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Bis-Worch, C. Bocherens, H. 2017. Reconstruction of socioeconomic status in the medieval (14th-15th century) population of Grevenmacher (Luxembourg) based on growth, development and diet. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 27: 947-957.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Roberts, C.A., García Sanjuán, l. and Hurtado Pérez, V.M. 2017. Tomb 3 at La Pijotilla (Solana de los Barros, Badajoz, Spain): A Bioarchaeological Study of a Copper Age Collective Burial, (Tomé, T., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Silva, A., Boaventura, R. y Cunha, C., Eds.), UISPP Proceedings, Archaeopress: Oxford. pp. 1-10.

Robles Carrasco, S., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Fuentes Mateo, V. and García Sanjuán, L. 2017. Bioarchaeological analysis at the Copper Age site of Valencina de la Concepción (Sevilla, spain): The PP4-Montelirio sector. Current Approaches to Collective Burials in the Late European Prehistory (Tomé, T., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Silva, A., Boaventura, R. y Cunha, C., eds.), UISPP Proceedings, Archaeopress: Oxford. pp. 103-118.

Alarcón García, E., Moreno Onorato, A., Arboledas Martínez, L., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Timm, M., Gutiérrez Rodríguez, M., Lahoz, S. 2017. Un viatge de 3.000 anys. La Cova de Biniedrís. Revista Ámbit 47: 14-18.

Fontanals-Coll, M., Subirá, M.E., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. and Gibaja, J., 2016. First insight into the Neolithic subsistence economy in the north-east Iberian Peninsula: paleodietary reconstruction through stable isotopes. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162 (1): 36-50.

Fontanals-Coll, M., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. and Subirá de Galdácano, E. 2016. Análisis de isótopos estables de los restos humanos de Montelirio. In Fernández Flores, A., García Sanjuán, L. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. (Eds.) Montelirio. Un gran monumento megalítico de la Edad del Cobre. Junta de Andalucía, Sevilla. pp. 443-448.

García Sanjuán, L., Fernández Flores, A. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. 2016. Montelirio. Valoración e interpretación de una tumba excepcional. In Fernández Flores, A., García Sanjuán, L. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. (eds.) Montelirio. Un gran monumento megalítico de la Edad del Cobre. Junta de Andalucía, Sevilla. pp. 503-553.

Bayliss, A., Beavan, N., Bronk Ramsey, C., Delgado-Huertas, A., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Dunbar, E., Fernández Flores, A., García Sanjuán, L., Hamilton, D., Mora-González, A. and Whittle, A. 2016 La cronología radiocarbónica del tholos de Montelirio. In Fernández Flores, A., García Sanjuán, L. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. (eds.) Montelirio. Un gran monumento megalítico de la Edad del Cobre. Junta de Andalucía, Sevilla. pp. 485-502.

Balsera, V., Díaz del Río, P., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Waterman, A., Thomas, J., Peate, D., Martínez Navarrete, M.I. 2016. El acequión: paleodieta y movilidad humana durante la Edad del Bronce en la Mancha. Gamo Parras, B. and Sanz Gamo, R. (coord.) Actas de la I Reunión Científica de Arqueología de Albacete. Institutos de estudios albacetenses “Don Juan Manuel”. pp.331-343.

Aranda Jiménez, G., Lozano Medina, A., Escudero Carrillo, J., Sánchez Romero, M., Alarcón García, E., Fernández Martín, S., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. and Barba Colmenero, V. 2016. Cronología y temporalidad de los recintos de fosos prehistóricos: el caso de Marroquíes Bajos (Jaén). Trabajos de Prehistoria 73 (2): 231-250.

Bocherens, H., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Daujeards, C., Fernandes, P., Raynal, J.P. and Moncel, M.H. 2016. Direct isotopic evidence for subsistence variability in middle Pleistocene Neanderthals (Payre, southeastern France). Quaternary Science Reviews 154: 226-236.

Alarcón García, E., Moreno Onorato, A., Arboledas Martínez, L., Mora González, A., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Orfila Pons, M. 2016. Cueva de Biniedrís: una historia por contar. Revista de Menorca 95: 157-184.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Aranda Jiménez, G., Escudero Carrillo, J., Robles Carrasco, S., Lozano Medina, A., Sánchez Romero, M., Alarcón García, E. 2016. Estudio bioarqueológico de la necrópolis megalítica de El Barranquete (Níjar, Almería). MENGA. Revista de Prehistoria de Andalucía, 7: 71-98.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Drucker, D.G., Richardin, P., Silva-Pinto, V., Sepúlveda, M. and Bocherens, H. 2016. Marine food consumption in coastal northern Chilean (Atacama Desert) populations during the Formative Period: Implications of isotopic evidence (C, N, S) for the Neolithic process in south central Andes. Journal of Archaeological Science: Case Reports 6: 768-776.

Fontanals-Coll, M., Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. and Subirá, M.E. 2015. A paleodietary study of stable isotope analysis from a high status burial in the Copper Age: The Montelirio megalithic structure at Valencina-Castilleja (Spain). International Journal of Osteoarcheology 26: 447-459.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., Waterman, A.J. and Peate, D. 2014. 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. 111-119.

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. 359-368.

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. 387-404.

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. 369-386.

Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. and García Sanjuán, L. 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., 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. 51-65.

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. Analysis of 87Sr/86Sr, δ18O, y δ13C). Proceedings of the 1st Conference of Prehistory of Andalusia. Antequera (Málaga), 29th September – 2nd October 2010. 603-606.

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.

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.

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 K.J.

2009. Residential Mobility and Dietary Patterns at the Prehistoric Site of Gatas, Southeastern

Spain. American Journal of Physical Anthropolgy 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.