Carme Rissech

Carme Rissech photoCarme Rissech completed her PhD in 2001 at the  Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain) on physical anthropology, specifically on forensic anthropology and paleoanthropology. Between 2001 and 2006 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal) funded by the Fundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia belonging to Ministerio Portugés de Ciência e Tecnologia. In 2007 she worked as associate professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2009, she worked as associate professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). In 2012, she was an invited professor of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá (Colombia). Her research focuses on three strands: (1) comprehending growth, maturation, and aging of past and modern populations (e.g. Rissech et al., 2004; Rissech & Malgosa 2007; Rissech et al., 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013a; Rissech 2013; Pujol-Bayona et al., 2011); (2) the study of the diseases in the past (Rissech et al., 2011) and their relationship to aging (Rissech et al., 2004); and (3) the demographic, socio-economic and temporal contextualization of skeletal samples (Rissech and Steadman, 2011). Throughout her research she has advocated and practiced inter-disciplinary approaches, combining human bone analysis with documentary sources, histological and biomolecular analysis and medicine, applying the generated knowledge on the reconstruction of living conditions, health, growth and disease of several samples of populations from prehistoric to modern times.

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