Miriam Luciañez Triviño ArchaeologistUniversity of Basque Country (Spain)


Miriam Luciañez got her BA in Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Leioa (UPV-EHU) (2008), and she furthered her studies in Conservation studying a Master degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2009). Later, she specialized on Archaeological Heritage working for a Master degree in Archeology at the University of Seville (2012), and she is currently doing her doctoral studies on Prehistory at the same university. Her doctoral research focuses on the manufacture of ivory objects in the Chalcolithic site of Valencina de la Concepción (Seville) from a technological perspective, that is, studying the possible sources and supply routes, the techniques of production of the objects, and their use/consumption by Chalcolithic groups.

Miriam has mainly specialized on the technological study of bone industry and in documentation techniques, without giving up her training as conservator-restorer. She has conducted research in Argentina, England and France as a visiting researcher. In 2014 she was at the Archaeological Computing Research Group in the University of Southampton, learning the technique of documentation and analysis called Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI).

In later visits (2015 and 2016) to L'Unité Mixte de Recherche Archéologie des Sociétés Méditerranéennes (UMR 5140), LabEx ARCHIMEDE in Montpellier, she learned further methodological approaches to the technological study applied to bone assemblages (study under a binocular and microscopy of the work marks, identification of the different raw materials, recognition of procedures, evaluation of pathologies and state of conservation, etc.).

She has been part of several research projects and contributed in various conferences and seminars both in Spain and abroad. She is the author of several chapters of books and articles in prestigious academic journals, such as Quaternary International, European Journal of Archeology, and Restaurierung und Archäologie. In addition to her experience in the study of archaeological materials, she has had the opportunity to work in various campaigns for national and international projects, holding positions as restorer-archaeologist: in 2014 in Kaleburnu-Kraltepe / Galinoporni-Vasili (Cyprus) with the University of Tübingen (Germany) and Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi-Eastern Mediterranean University; and recently in Valencina de la Concepción (Seville), with the German Archaeological Institute of Madrid (2017).