María Martinón-Torres, PhD in Medicine and Surgery, MSc in Forensic Anthropology and MPhil in Human Origins, is currently Director of the National Research Center on Human Evolution (CENIEH) in Burgos (Spain) and Honorary Reader at the Anthropology Department of University College London. Member of the Atapuerca Research Team since 1998 and Research Leader of the Dental Anthropology Group from 2007 to 2015 at CENIEH, she has research interests in hominin palaeobiology, palaeopathology, and the evolutionary scenario of the first Europeans. She has led and participated in several international projects related to the study of the hominin dental evidence worldwide, such as in Dmanisi (Georgia) and China, and published more than sixty book chapters and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals included in the Science Citation Index, such as Nature, Science, PNAS, and Journal of Human Evolution. Her work has been highlighted as Top 1% of most-cited authors in the field of Social Sciences according to Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators.
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