Domingo C. Salazar-Garcia

Honorary Research Associate


Domingo C. Salazar García (born Valencia, 1981; Ph.D. Leipzig-Valencia, 2012) is a biomolecular archaeologist whose research focuses on the reconstruction of lifestyles from prehistoric and early historic time periods. Especially interested in Neanderthals, the transition to farming, and the emergence of complex societies, he is working mainly on projects in the Mediterranean, South America and Southern Africa. He tracks human diet, health and migration through biogeochemical (isotope and proteomic analysis) and microscopic techniques on a range of human and faunal tissues (bone, teeth, hair, dental calculus).


His research career has been strongly international, at institutions like the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, the University of Cape Town and the University of the Basque Country. He is currently CIDEGENT Research Professor at the Department of Prehistory, Archaeology and Ancient History of the University of Valencia, as well as Honorary Research Affiliate at the Department of Geological Sciences of the University of Cape Town.


Selected Publications

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  1. Sikora, M., Salazar García, D.C., Aura Tortosa, J.E. and Willerslev, E., 2024. Population genomics of post-glacial western Eurasia.
  2. Salazar-García, D.C., Warinner, C., Eerkens, J.W. and Henry, A.G., 2023. The Potential of Dental Calculus as a Novel Source of Biological Isotopic Data. In Exploring Human Behavior Through Isotope Analysis: Applications in Archaeological Research (pp. 125-152). Cham: Springer International Publishing.