Programa FPI MINCIU
Irene Solano-Megías has a degree in Archeology from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (2012 -2016). She completed the Erasmus Master in Quaternary Archeology and Human Evolution at the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona, Spain (2016-2018), staying in Paris at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France.
Since September 2020 she has been doing his PhD at the National Center for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH) in Burgos in the Archeology Program, enjoying a predoctoral contract (FPI) funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities ( MINCIU). She has been a member of the projects "The Middle Stone Age in Olduvai, Tanzania: the Ndutu Bed and the first Modern Humans in East Africa" and "Between lakes and volcanoes: The Middle Stone Age in Nasera rockshelter, Lake Ndutu and Olduvai ”, carrying out fieldwork in the Olduvai Gorge at MSA sites in this region. Her line of research focuses on the techno-typological analysis and usewear traces of the lithic remains that appear in the MSA sites. She is currently developing a study on the knapping and subsistence strategies of the Homo sapiens populations in East Africa.