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Born: 1959

Hometown: Oviedo, Asturias, Spain 

Education: Ph.D. in Archaeology

Occupation: Research scientist in Archaeology

Expeditions: Spain, South Africa, and Tanzania

Favorite Place to Be: Outdoors on the green slopes of the Asturias mountains

Best Discoveries: The Sopeña, a cave where first Neanderthals and later early modern humans lived for thousands of years. Also, I proved that supposedly vegetarian cave bears were in fact active cannibalistic scavengers!

Favorite Items in the Field: My dog and good waterproof boots

Personal Hero: Captain Ahab in Moby Dick

Hobbies: Bagpipe playing, reading books 

Advice: Ignore what others say about what you can’t do and follow your heart. The true success of a person is measured by how close she gets to fulfilling her childhood aspirations. 


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