José Antonio López-Sáez
Tenured Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid. I am Ph.D. in Biology from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1994. I have been involved in many research projects across Europe (France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Russia, Gibraltar) and Central America (Guatemala, México, Nicaragua, Brazil) working on aspects related to prehistoric plant use, anthropisation dynamics and the origin of agriculture. I have also carried out various palaeoecological projects focusing on climate change and cultural reponse. My main areas of expertise are palaeopalynology and archaeopalynology (pollen, spores, non-pollen palynomorphs) from different periods (Palaeolithic to Middel Ages) and different sedimentary contexts (lakes, peat bogs, archaeological sites, paleosoils, etc); and prehistoric agriculture, with particular emphasis on the origins and expansion of agriculture in the Western Mediterranean including north Africa and Mesoamerica.
Biography Updated on 13 August 2012