Dr. Marta Domínguez-Delmás is a tree-ring scientists with 20 years of experience studying wood in the cultural heritage. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), and a guest researcher at the Rijksmuseum and the Amsterdam School for Historical Studies (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Her research focuses on finding answers to historical questions using the wood as material evidence, and on unravelling human-environment interactions.
She has worked on several international multidisciplinary projects, leading four of them as Principal Investigator. She has made important contributions to the field of dendroarchaeology, demonstrating the power of combining archival sources with tree-ring research to gain knowledge about historical sites, ancient forestry practices, and environmental dynamics, further advancing knowledge by implementing multidisciplinary approaches. Since 2017, she collaborates with Egyptologists to develop an absolute chronology for the Middle Kingdom using tree rings from cedar wood found Egyptian burial contexts. She is an associate editor of the International Journal of Wood Culture (Brill), member of ICOM and ICOMOS, and expert member of ICOMOS International Wood Committee.
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