Lecturer at the University of Salamanca, specialising in Palaeolithic art.
Her lines of research focus on the study of European Upper Palaeolithic art, focusing on the technological study of movable and parietal art, microscopic analysis for the reconstruction of artists’ gestures, and the application of statistical analysis methods for the study of the characteristics of Palaeolithic artistic production. These methods of analysis have made it possible to characterise the processes of artistic learning in the Palaeolithic period.
His research also includes the analysis of the visual perception of Palaeolithic art and the study of hunter-gatherer-fishermen and reindeer herding societies in the Siberian and Canadian Arctic to analyse the transmission of artistic knowledge and the use of art as an element of group cohesion.
She currently directs and is a member of numerous research teams, including research projects on the UNESCO-listed caves of Hornos de la Peña (Cantabria) and El Pindal (Asturias), the Siega Verde open-air art site in Salamanca, and the sites of Chauvet (France) (dir. C. Fritz), and La Garma (Cantabria) (dir. P. Arias).