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Lídia Colominas-Barbera (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Lídia Colominas-Barbera (Postdoctoral Researcher)


Subject groups/Research projects

Grahame Clark Laboratory:

Departments and Institutes

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research:
Head of department group

Research Interests

My current research is focused on the study of changes in animal husbandry practices between the Iron Age through to the Roman period in the Mediterranean basin. I am particularly interested in the analysis of animal mobility and changes in animal morphology during these periods. I also study the ways in which animal husbandry strategies were practiced in upland areas with a special focus on Catalonia (Spain).


I am presently involved in the following Research Projects:

  • 2013-2014. ‘Cattle genetic selection using nuclear SNPs: investigating cattle size increase in Roman times’. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (UK).
  • 20122014. ‘The Impact of the Roman Empire on animal husbandry strategies in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula: study of changes in cattle size through osteometry and aDNA analyses”Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain). HA2010-0293.

Contact us

Professor Chris Howe
Professor of Plant Biochemistry

Tel: +44 (0)1223 333688

Lab phone: +44 (0)1223 333687
Departmental fax: +44 (0)1223 333345

Department of Biochemistry
University of Cambridge
Hopkins Building
Downing Site
Cambridge CB2 1QW
United Kingdom