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M.Sc. Cristina Val Peon


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Scientific staff, PhD student RWTH University Aachen

CRC806-Project C1


Settlement Patterns and Climate Change in the Late Pleistocene of the Western Mediterranean - A Synthesis
Scientific Interests:
• Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
• Palaeopalynology
• Adaptive hominin behaviour
• Quaternary Research

Ph.D. Research Topic:


Palaeoenvironmental evolution in SW Iberia during the Late Pleistocene and the Holocene: a multi-proxy approach.

Curriculum Vitae:

Education:
Since 2019: Ph.D. position at the Institute of Neotectonics and Natural Hazards, RWTH Aachen University.
2015-2013: M.A. in Quaternary and Prehistory, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar and University of Trás-os-Montes Alto Douro (Portugal). Master thesis: "Ocupação pré-histórica e mudanças paleoambientais na planície costeira sul-catarinense: abordagem integrada com base em dados palinológicos".
2012-2007: B.A. in History, orientation: Prehistory and Archaeology, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

Publications:

Val-Peón, C., Cancelli, R., Santos, L., Soares, A. (2019). Prehistoric occupation and palaeoenvironmental changes along Santa Catarina's Coastal Plain, Brazil: An integrated approach based on palynological data. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 23:983-992. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.11.017
Conference Contributions/Workshops:
2019:
Val-Peón, C., Mediavilla, R., Santisteban, J.I., Höbig, N., López-Sáez, J.A., Weniger, G.-C., Brückner, H, Reicherter, K. Palaeoenvironmental evolution in SW Iberia during the Late Pleistocene and the Holocene. 10th CRC 806 IRTG Workshop, 27th-28th May 2019 - Kloster Steinfeld (Germany).
Eichner, D., Feist, L., Val-Peón, C., Bellanova, P., Costa, P.J.M., Brückner, H., Reicherter, K., Santisteban, J.I. The offshore footprint of the 1755 Lisbon tsunami – micropaleontological and palynological analyses. 37th Annual Conference of the Working Group “Geography of Seas and Coasts”, 9th-10th May 2019 - University of Cologne (Germany).
2018:
Val-Peón, C., Expósito, I., Burjachs, F., Vallverdú, J., Carbonell, E. What happens with pollen grains in hearths? Taphonomic approach to the pollen record from Abric Romaní level M (NE Iberian Peninsula). 24thAnnual Meeting European Association of Archaeologists, 5th- 8th September 2018 -Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).
Val-Peón, C., Cancelli, R.R., Novasco, R. V., Cerezer, J. F., Schwengber,V. L. Landscapes & Archaeology: settlement patterns in the South-Central Coast of Santa Catarina (Brazil) in front of palaeoenvironmental changes. XVIII UISPP Congress, 4th-9th June 2018- Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France).
Chacón, M.G., Marín, J., Saladié, P., Vallverdú, J., Gómez de Soler, B., Romagnoli, F., Bargalló, A., Gabucio, M. J., Soto Campeny, G., Pineda, T., Tellez, E. M., Burguet-Coca, A., Expósito, I., Val-Peón, C., Burjachs, F., Allué, E., Férnandez-García, M., López-García, J., Rodríguez-Hidalgo, A., Vaquero, M., Carbonell, E. What happened at the Abric Romaní site (Capellades, Barcelona) during the Middle Paleolithic? 60th Hugo Obermaier Annual Meeting, 3rd -7th April 2018- University Rovira i Virgili (Spain).
Val-Peón, C., Expósito, I., Burguet-Coca, A., Burjachs, F. Multiproxy approach to the study of pollen taphonomy: the corroded pollen grains from Abric Romaní level M (NE Iberian Peninsula). Integrated Microscopy Approaches in Archaeobotany, 24th -25th February 2018 - University of Reading (England).
2017:
Val-Peón, C. Neanderthal Landscapes: palaeoenvironmental evolution during MIS 5, 4 and 3 in Western Mediterranean based on the palynological record from Abric Romaní and El Salt sites. Archaeobotany Seminar, 2nd November 2017- Catalan Institute of Human Palaeoecology and Social Evolution/IPHES (Spain).
Environmental evolution between Late Neolithic and Late Bronze Age in the NE Iberian Peninsula. Les Madrigueres: a case study. Val-Peón, C., Morales-Hidalgo, J.I., Cebrià, A., Expósito, I., Albalat, D., Gómez, M., Burjachs, F. Mediterranean Palynology Symposium, 4th -6th September 2017-Asociación de Palinólogos de Lengua Española (Spain) / Gruppo di Palinologia e Paleobotanica della Società Botanica Italiana (Italy) / Association des Palynologues de Langue Française (France).
2015:
Paleoambientes, Geomorfologia e Arqueologia da Região Sul de Santa Catarina. Cancellli, R. R., Barboza, E. G., Campos, J. B., Santos, M. C. P., Val-Peón, C.., Zocche, J. J. XV Congresso da Associação Brasileira de Estudos do Quaternário (ABEQUA), 18th -23rd October 2015 - Associação Brasileira de Estudos do Quaternário (Brazil).

Field Work and Excavations

2018:
La Guinardera (St. Martí de Tous, Spain).
Abric Romani (Capellades, Spain).
Cova Eirós (Triacastela, Spain).
El Mirador-Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain).
2017:
Abric Romani (Capellades, Spain).
El Salt (Alcoi, Spain).
Hohle Fels (Blaubeuren, Germany).
Pego (Valencia, Spain).
2016:
Abric Romani (Capellades, Spain).
2015:
Araranguá (Santa Catarina, Brazil).
2014:
Buruanga Peninsula (Panay Island, Philippines).
Sablayan (Occidental Mindoro, Philippines).
2013:
Valle Giumentina (Abbateggio, Italy).
Isserts dolmen (Saint-Jean de la Blaquière, France).
2009:
Cova Eirós (Triacastela, Spain).
2008:
Valdavara (Becerreá, Spain).