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Laura Llorente Rodriguez

Assistant professor

Dr. L. Llorente Rodriguez
+31 71 527 5389

Laura Llorente-Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor in Archaeozoology and head of the Laboratory for Archaeozoological Studies.

More information about Laura Llorente Rodriguez

Office days

Monday to Thursday


Dr. Llorente-Rodríguez is interested in the origin and development of the Atlantic and Mediterranean fisheries combining zooarchaeological and biomolecular data to evaluate human and environmental impacts on fish populations as well as ancient trade networks.

In addition, she carries out research on the evolution of morphological variation in both domestic and wild species, paleobiogeography, and transition economies.

Dr. Llorente-Rodríguez is the Head of the Laboratory for Archaeozoological Studies.

Teaching activities

Dr. Llorente-Rodríguez teaches bioarchaeology and archaeozoology-related courses at the bachelor, master, and research master levels, and contributes with lectures in other courses that can include palaeoecology, economic archaeozoology, social archaeozoology, or biomolecular methodologies applied to bioarchaeology. She is also the contact point to supervise BA, MSc, and RMSc theses in Archaeozoology as well as internship and fieldwork opportunities related to the discipline.

Additionally, she is currently part of the Education Committee of the Faculty of Archaeology.

Curriculum vitae

  • 2018 -present: Assistant editor of the journal Archaeofauna.
  • 2015-2017: Marie Curie Research Fellow at BioArCH-University of York (United Kingdom).
  • 2011-2015: Teaching Assistant at the Zoology unit at the Department of Biology of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • 2005-2010: Collaborator and PhD student at Laboratorio de Arqueozoología-UAM (Spain)

Assistant professor

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Sciences
  • Bio-Archaeology

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number C0.20



  • Laboratorio de Arqueozoología-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (LAZ-UAM) Research collaborator
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