RAFAEL SUAREZ SAINZ
Instituto de Ciencias Antropológicas
I’m archaeologist with PhD in Natural Sciences, my pricipal focus of research is South America Paleoindian or Paleoamerican Archaeology. Other interests are hunter-gatherer lifeways, lithic technology, raw material acquisition, organization of lithic technology by hunter-gatherers and geoarchaeology.
I enjoy both my teaching task course of the American Prehistory in the Anthropology Department (Universidad de la República – FHCE) and the research of early Paleoamerican sites. Our research allowed to define two early archaeological components with new and unknown projectile point designs for Pleistocene Holocene transition of Southeast of South America and found the first records of Pleistocene fauna at an early archaeological site in Uruguay.
Currently with the research team I lead we are excavating sites in the plains of the Uruguay River and early human occupations recently discovered in rockshelters and caves of the North Uruguay. The research carried out includes the collaboration of uruguayan and researchers of North and South America and Europe.
– 2013-2015 Universidad de la República – CSIC
– 2011-2012 British Academy, UK (Visiting Scholar)
– 2010-2012 ANII (National Sience Foundation of Uruguay)(FCE_1_2453)
– 2010-2011 Ministerio de Educación of Spain
– 2008-2009 The Wenner-Gren Foundation US, research grant 7864-08
– 2005-2007 National Geographic Society US, research grant 7892.
Address: Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Magallanes 1577, Montevideo – Uruguay
OTROS DATOSDedicación Total: No Sistema Nacional de Investigadores: Si / Nivel I