Santiago Riera Mora

Catedrático de Universidad

Scopus Author ID: 6603130966
Researcher ID: A-8879-2012

Research interests

  • History of Mediterranean Cultural Landscapes from a transdisciplinary approach based on the integration of pollen, history, archaeology and multi-proxy palaeoenvironmental data.
  • History of Holocene landscapes from pollen and other proxy data such as microcharcoal, fungi spores, algae, etc
  • Testing and application of multiproxy studies from lakes and peats to determine human practices in Mediterranean regions.
  • Past grazing and transhumance as causes in the shaping of Spanish landscapes.
  • Interactions between environmental variability and socio-economic adaptations in the Mediterranean region.
  • Past social vulnerability and adaptability to water shortage in dry Spanish regions. • Application of a “Cultural Palynology” in archaeological sites, mainly in ritual contexts
  • Plant meanings in the Prehistory and their role in the shaping of Cultural Landscapes
  • Repercussions of human activities in landscape changes in island ecosystems

Selected publications

Cañellas-Boltà, N.; Riera-Mora, S.; Orengo, H.A.; Livarda, A.; Knappett, C. (2018). Human management and landscape changes at Palaikastro (Eastern Crete) from the Late Neolithic to the Early Minoan period. Quaternary Science Reviews, 183, pp. 59 – 75 . Repositorio Institucional . ISSN: 0277-3791

MIRAS, Y.; EJARQUE, A.; BARBIER-PAIN, D.; CORBINEAU, R.; LEDGER, P.M.; RIERA MORA, S.; GARREAU, A.; VOLDOIRE, O.; ALLAIN, E.; MANGADO LLACH, J.; SÁNCHEZ DE LA TORRE, M.; MÁRTINEZ GRAU, H.; BERGADÁ ZAPATA, M.; SMITH, S.J. (2018). Advancing the analysis of past human/plant relationships: methodological improvements of artifact pollen washes. Archaeometry, 60(5) . . ISSN: 0003-813X

Ejaque, A., Julià, R., Reed ,J.M., Meesquita-Joanes, F., Marco-Barba, J. y Riera, S. (2016). Coastal Evolution in a Mediterranean Microtidal Zone: Mid to Late Holocene Natural Dynamics and Human Management of the Castelló Lagoon, NE Spain. PLoS One, 11(5), p. e0155446 . Repositorio Institucional . ISSN: 1932-6203

Boixadera, J.; Riera, S.; Vila, S.; Esteban, I.; Albert, R.M.; Llop, J.M.; Poch, R.M. (2016). Buried A horizons in old bench terraces in Les Garrigues (Catalonia). Catena, 137, pp. 635 – 650 . . ISSN: 0341-8162

MONTANER, J.; JULIÀ, R.; CASTANYER, P.; TREMOLEDA, J.; SANTOS, M.; RIERA, S.; USERA, J.;SOLÀ, J. (2014). El paleopaisatge fluvio-estuari d’Empúries. Estudis del Baix Empordà, 33, pp. 11 – 53 . ISSN: 1130-8524

Selected projects

Assessorament i investigació aplicada en el camp de l’arqueologia i el paleopaisatge . 2018 – 2018 . Ref.308989 . Diversos . IP: Santiago Riera Mora

Recuperació, neteja, etiquetat i enmagatzematge bioarqueològic provinent de sediments extrets de l’excavació del Born . 2018 – 2019 . Institut de Cultura de Barcelona . IP: Santiago Riera

Tractament de mostres per a l’estudi sedimentològic i bioarqueològic del Rec Comtal . 2017 – 2018 . Ref.309388 . Institut de Cultura de Barcelona . IP: Santiago Riera Mora

Evolución litoral y modelación antrópica del paisaje durante el Holoceno en un llano litoral mediterráneo: Barcelona . 2016 – 2019 . Ref.HAR2016-77981-P . Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad . IP: Santiago Riera Mora

Interacciones socio-ambientales durante el Holoceno: dinámica del paisaje, adaptaciones sociales y complementariedad de recursos en la cuenca del río Ter. Paleombiente . 2013 – 2015 . Ref.HAR2012-39087-C02-01 . Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad . IP: Santiago Riera Mora