José-Miguel Tejero

José-Miguel Tejero

FWF Meitner Program Senior Researcher, Ancient DNA Genomics and Biological Anthropology Laboratory, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna
Seminari d’Estudis i Recerques Prehistóriques (SERP), Barcelona University (Spain)
2020 Grant Recipient
Txemi Tejero

The Natufian site of Eynan - Ain Mallaha (Galilee, Israel). Excavations 1996-2005

Dr. José-Miguel Tejero is an archaeologist specialised in Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherer societies of Europe and the Levant and their osseous raw material exploitation. He has conducted his doctoral training at several research institutions from France and the USA (Paris X Ouest University; Paris 1 Sorbonne University; CNRS; New York University).  In 2008 he received a grant from the American Museum of Natural History Richard Gilder School (New York). He completed his PhD at UNED Madrid University in 2010. Post PhD, he has conducted postdoctoral research in Spain, France, Italy, Israel, Armenia and Georgia for nine years funded through several competitive grants and directed or co-directed several international research projects.

His current research focuses on bone and antler hunting weapons and their significance in adaptative environmental strategies of the first anatomically modern humans colonising Eurasia. His work also involves the bone equipment of the Western-European societies at the late Upper Palaeolithic (Magdalenian), and the last Levantine hunter-gatherer groups, beginning to practice the sedentarism (Natufian). Dr. Tejero is the research leader of the interdisciplinary and international team for the project to the study and publication of one of the most critical Near East Natufian sites: Einan–Ain-Mallaha (Jordan Valley, Israel), funded by the Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for archaeological publications.

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