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Ignacio de la Torre

Research Interests

  • Lithic technology
  • Site formation processes
  • Palaeolithic archaeology
  • Hunter-gatherers

Research Directory Records

Educational Background

  • BA Prehistory, Complutense University (Madrid, Spain)
  • MA Prehistory, Complutense University (Madrid, Spain)
  • PhD Prehistory, Complutense University (Madrid, Spain)

Books

  • Torre, I. de la (2008). La arqueología de los orígenes humanos en África. Madrid, Akal.
  • Torre, I. de la (2006). Estrategias tecnológicas en el Pleistoceno inferior de África oriental (Olduvai y Peninj, norte de Tanzania). CD-Rom, Madrid: Servicio de Publicaciones Universidad Complutense de Madrid. [Download pdf]
  • Torre, I. de la ; Mora, R. (2005): Technological strategies in the Lower Pleistocene at Olduvai Beds I & II. Liege , ERAUL 112.
  • Torre, I. de la; Mora, R. (2004): El Olduvayense de la Sección Tipo de Peninj (Lago Natron, Tanzania). Barcelona, CEPAP, vol. 1.
  • Martínez-Moreno, J.; Mora, R.; de la Torre, I. (eds.) (2003): Oldowan: Rather more than smashing stones. First Hominid Technology Workshop. Bellaterra, December 2001 . Barcelona: Treballs d´Arqueologia, vol. 9.
  • Mora, R., Martínez-Moreno, J., de la Torre, I., Casanova, J. (eds.) (2008). Variabilidad Técnica del Paleolítico Medio en el Sudoeste de Europa, Bellaterra, Barcelona: Treballs d'Arqueologia 14.

Main articles and book chapters

2011

  • Torre, I. de la (2011). The Early Stone Age lithic assemblages of Gadeb (Ethiopia) and the Developed Oldowan / early Acheulean in East Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 60, 768-812.
  • Torre, I. de la (2011). The origins of stone tool technology in Africa: a historical perspective. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 366, 1028-1037.
  • Mora, R., Benito-Calvo, A., Martínez-Moreno, J., González, P. & Torre, I. de la (2011). Chrono-stratigraphy of the Upper Pleistocene and Holocene archaeological sequence in Cova Gran (south-eastern Pre-Pyrenees, Iberian Peninsula). Journal of Quaternary Science 26, 635-644.
  • Benito-Calvo, A. & Torre, I. de la (2011). Analysis of orientation patterns in Olduvai Bed I assemblages using GIS techniques: Implications for site formation processes. Journal of Human Evolution 61, 50-60. 

2010

  • Torre, I. de la 2010. Insights on the Technical Competence of the Early Oldowan. In (A. Nowell & I. Davidson, Eds.) Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Cognition. Boulder: University Press of Colorado,45-65.
  • Martínez-Moreno, J., Mora, R., de la Torre, I. (2010): The Middle-to-Upper Palaeolithic Transition in Cova Gran (Catalonia,Spain) and the extinction of Neanderthals in the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Human Evolution, 58:211-226.
  • Martínez-Moreno J., de la Torre I., Mora, R., Casanova, J. (2010) Technical variability and changes in the pattern of settlement at Roca dels Bous (southeastern Pre-Pyrenees, Spain). In: Conard N.J., Delagnes, A. (eds) Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age, Volume III. Kerns Verlag, Tubingen, pp 485-507.

 2009

  • Torre, I. de la (2009). Technological Strategies in the Lower Pleistocene at Peninj (West of Lake Natron, Tanzania). In (K. Schick & N. Toth, eds.) The Cutting Edge: New Approaches to the Archaeology of Human Origins. Bloomington: Stone Age Institute Press, 93-113.
  • Torre, I. de la & Mora, R. (2009). Remarks on the Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Early Technological Strategies in Eastern Africa. In (E. Hovers & D. R. Braun, eds.) Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Oldowan. Dordrecht, Springer, 15-24.
  • Benito-Calvo, A., de la Torre, I., (2009). Interim report on a geoarchaeological project in the karstic region of the Serranía de Cuenca (central Spain). Cave and Karst Science 36(3): 81-84.
  • Benito-Calvo, A., Martínez-Moreno, J., Jordá, J., de la Torre, I. & Mora, R. (2009), Sedimentological and archaeological fabrics in Palaeolithic levels of the South-Eastern Pyrenees: Cova Gran and Roca dels Bous Sites (Lleida, Spain), Journal of Archaeological Science 36, pp. 2566–2577.
  • Casanova, J., Mora, R., Martínez-Moreno, J. & de la Torre, I. (2009), Stratégies techniques dans le Paléolithique Moyen du sud-est des Pyrénées, L´anthropologie 113, pp. 313-340.
  • Haslam, M., Hernandez-Aguilar, A., Ling, V., Carvalho, S., de la Torre, I., DeStefano, A., Du, A., Hardy, B., Harris, J., Marchant, L., Matsuzawa, T., McGrew, W., Mercader, J., Mora, R., Petraglia, M., Roche, H., Visalberghi, E., Warren, R. (2009) Primate archaeology. Nature, 460:339-344.

2008

  • Torre, I. de la, Mora, R. & Martínez-Moreno, J. (2008). The early Acheulean in Peninj (Lake Natron, Tanzania). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 27, 244-264.

2007

  • Torre, I. de la (2007): La ocupación paleolítica de la Meseta Sur. In (J. Pereira, coord.) Prehistoria y Protohistoria de la Meseta sur (Castilla-La Mancha). Ciudad Real, Ed. Almud, pp. 17-39.
  • Torre, I. de la, Benito-Calvo, A., Mora, R., Martínez-Moreno, J., Morán, N. & Tibebu, D. (2007). Stone Age occurrences in the western bank of the Bilate River (Southern Ethiopia) – Some preliminary results. Nyame Akuma, 67, 14-25.
  • Torre, I. de la; López-Romero, E.; Morán, N.; Benito, A.; Martínez-Moreno, J.; Gowlett, J. & Vicent, J. M. (2007). Primeras intervenciones arqueológicas en el yacimiento paleolítico del abrigo de Buendía (Castejón, Cuenca). In Juan Manuel Millán & Concepción Rodríguez (eds.): Arqueología de Castilla la Mancha. Actas de las I Jornadas (Cuenca 13-17 de diciembre de 2005). Cuenca, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 531-546.
  • Fernández, V. M., de la Torre, I., Luque, L., González-Ruibal, A. & López-Sáez, J. A. (2007). A Late Stone Age Sequence from West Ethiopia: The sites of K'aaba and Bel K'urk'umu (Assosa, Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State). Journal of African Archaeology, 5, 91-126.

2005

  • Torre, I. de la & Mora, R. (2005). Unmodified Lithic Material at Olduvai Bed I: Manuports or Ecofacts?. Journal of Archaeological Science, 32 (2): 273-285.
  • Cacho, C. & Torre, I. de la (2005). Les harpons magdaléniens sur le versant méditerranéen espagnol. In V. Dujardin (ed.): Industrie osseuse et parures du Solutréen au Magdalénien en Europe, table ronde sur le Paléolithique supérieur récent, Angoulême (Charente, 28-30 mars 2003). Paris: Mémoire XXXIX de la Société préhistorique française, 257-266
  • Mora, R. & de la Torre, I. (2005). Percussion tools in Olduvai Beds I and II (Tanzania): Implications for early human activities. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 24: 179-192.

2004

  • Torre, I. de la (2004): Omo Revisited. Evaluating the Technological Skills of Pliocene Hominids. Current Anthropology, 45 (4): 439-465.
  • Martínez-Moreno, J.; Mora, R; de la Torre, I. (2004). Methodological Approach for Understanding Middle Palaeolithic Settlement Dynamics at La Roca dels Bous (Noguera, Catalunya, Northeast Spain). In (N. J. Conard, ed.). Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age. Volume II. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag, pages 393-413.
  • Mora, R.: de la Torre, I.; Martínez-Moreno, J. (2004). Middle Palaeolithic Mobility and Land Use in the Southwestern Pyrenees: The Example of Level 10 in La Roca dels Bous (Noguera, Catalunya, Northeast Spain). In (N. J. Conard, ed.). Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age. Volume II. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag, pages 415-435.

2003

  • Torre, I. de la et al (2003): The Oldowan industry of Peninj and its bearing on the reconstruction of the technological skills of Lower Pleistocene hominids. Journal of Human Evolution, 44: 203-224.

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