Ana Mercedes Herrero Corral

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

RG »Prehistoric Identities«



Location: Dominikanerbastei 16 | 1010 Vienna

Biographical sketch

Ana is a prehistoric archaeologist originally from Spain, with a master's degree in Physical Anthropology and a PhD in Bioarchaeology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her main research focuses on the social role that children of recent prehistory would have within their communities through the bioarchaeological analysis of the funerary record.

Since 2017 has been part of the Humanejos research project, one of the most important cemeteries of the III and II millennium BC in Iberia, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. She is currently a Marie-Curie Postdoctoral fellow at the Prehistory and WANA Archaeology department with her project »SKIN« which aims to explore biological and non-biological kinship relationships between children and adults buried together in multiple graves of recent prehistory Iberia.

    Research Projects

    Research interests

    • Bio-archaeology of childhood
    • Kinship relationships
    • DNA, isotopes and peptides analyses
    • Copper and Bronze Age Europe, social complexity