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Miss Ingrid Grueso-Dominguez

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Academic Background/Biography

  • PhD candidate in the departments of Anthropology and Archaeology, Durham University
  • EARG (Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group) member
  • September 2009 – MSc in Zoology and Physical Anthropology. Dissertation entitled “Dental Anthropology: Morphological and Pathological Characterization of the Medieval Population of Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia, Spain)”. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
  • June 2008 - Teaching Training Certificate (PGCE) in Sciences. Institute of Educational Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
  • February 2007 - BSc (Hons) in Biology, speciality in Zoology and Physical Anthropology, Faculty of Biological Sciences. Dissertation entitled “Introduction to the Study of Microscopic Anatomy in Invertebrates”. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

Research Topic

Applying Geometric Morphometrics to the study of Discrete Dental Traits in three medieval populations from the Iberian Peninsula

Abstract

My thesis aims to provide a reliable and detailed method to measure the biological relationships among human populations. The analysis of biological relatedness is important because it provides archaeologists with information concerning how, where and when past peoples moved and interacted. Patterns of small variations in teeth, such as the presence/absence of extra cusps (termed nonmetric traits), are useful for this type of analysis as their expression in related to genetics. However, the subjective identification of these traits is based on levels of presence and absence and different researchers may not agree, i.e. the method suffers from inter-observer error. I am comparing the effectiveness of the traditional method of recording dental nonmetric traits, with a new objective methodology based on sophisticated computerized shape analysis. I am recording three medieval archaeological populations from the Iberian Peninsula, which are broadly contemporaneous, but come from very different religious contexts (i.e. Muslim and Christian), and are thus likely to show biological differences. Therefore, this project has two major goals: developing a new and more accurate method to record dental nonmetric traits; and applying this new method to analyse and compare three populations to provide important insights regarding population mobility in medieval Spain.

Conference Contributions

  • Podium Presentations:
    • Grueso, I. (2011): Sexual Development in Great Apes. In a seminar entitled “Pubertal Irregularities in the Human Being”. Second series of Interdisciplinary Seminars in Evolutionary Medicine. Madrid, University Hospital of La Princesa.
    • Grueso, I. (2011): Biological Determinism in an Evolutionary Medicine framework. In a seminar entitled “Suicide and Evolution: a paradoxical relationship”. Second series of Interdisciplinary Seminars in Evolutionist Medicine. Madrid, University Hospital of La Princesa.
    • Grueso, I., Martínez-Ávila, M., Robledo, B., Trancho, G.J. (2009): Oral Health in the Medieval Population of Santa María la Real (Palencia). 10th National Conference of Paleopathology. Madrid, Autonoma University of Madrid.
    • Grueso, I., Barrio, P.A., Robledo, B., Trancho, G.J. (2007): A Case of Kyphosis in the Medieval Population of Aguilar de Campóo (Palencia). 9th National Conference of Paleopathology. Morella (Els Ports, Castellón), Valencia. University of Valencia.
  • Posters:
    • Grueso, I., Setchell, J.M., Strand-Vidarsdottir, U., Trancho, G.J., Gowland, R. (2015): Looking at shape: developing new methodologies to study dental traits. Environmental and Archaeological Science Conference – UKAS 2015. Durham, Durham University.

Public Outreach

  • Publications:
    • Grueso, I. (2014) Main concepts: understanding Evolution. IN: Daschner, A., Gómez Pérez J.L., Trujillo Tiebas, M.J. (eds): Evolutionary Medicine: Pluridisciplinary Contributions – Volume 2, pp 11-21. Madrid: MedEvo [full text in Spanish]
    • Martínez-Ávila, M.S., Grueso, I., Mascaraque Sánchez, J., Robledo, B., Trancho, G.J. (2011) Sexual Diagnosis using Computerized Axial Tomography (TAC) in cervical vertebrae. IN: Turbón, D., Fañanás, L., Rissech, C., Rosa, A. (eds): Human Diversity and Evolution, pp 282-287 Barcelona: University of Barcelona [full text in Spanish]
    • Gómez Pérez, J.L.; Blasco, C.; Trancho, G.J.; Ríos, P.; Grueso, I.; Martínez-Ávila, M.S. (2011) Main Characters. IN: Blasco, C., Liesau, C., Ríos, P. (eds): Chalcolithic Sites with Campaniform in Madrid: new researches, pp. 101-132. Madrid: Autonoma University of Madrid [full text in Spanish]
    • Grueso, I., Martínez-Ávila, M., Robledo, B., Trancho, G.J. (2011) Oral Health in the Medieval Population of Santa María la Real (Palencia). IN: Gonzalo, A., Cambra-Moo, O., Rascón, J., Campo, M., Robledo, M., Labajo, E., Sánchez, J.A. (eds): Paleopathology: multidisciplinary science. Pp. 537-550. Madrid: Autonoma University of Madrid [full text in Spanish]
    • Trancho, G.J., Robledo, B., Barrio, P.A., Grueso, I., Martínez-Ávila, M. (2011) Congenital Anomalies of the Spine: Fuentenegroso’s Case. IN: Gonzalo, A., Cambra-Moo, O., Rascón, J., Campo, M., Robledo, M., Labajo, E., Sánchez, J.A. (eds): Paleopathology: multidisciplinary science. Pp. 255-263. Madrid: Autonoma University of Madrid [full text in Spanish]
    • Martínez-Ávila, M., Grueso, I., Robledo, B., Trancho, G.J. (2011) Signs of Health in the Late-Roman Population of Ávila. . IN: Gonzalo, A., Cambra-Moo, O., Rascón, J., Campo, M., Robledo, M., Labajo, E., Sánchez, J.A. (eds): Paleopathology: multidisciplinary science. Pp. 155-166. Madrid: Autonoma University of Madrid [full text in Spanish]
    • Grueso, I., Barrio, P.A., Robledo, B., Trancho, G.J. (2009) A Case of Kyphosis in the Medieval Population of Aguilar de Campóo (Palencia). IN: Polo, M., García-Prósper, E. (eds): Historical-Medical researches about health and disease in the Past, pp. 531-537. Valencia: Paleolab & Spanish Society of Paleopathology [full text in Spanish]
    • Barrio, P.A., Grueso, I., Fernández V., Robledo, B., Trancho, G.J. (2009): Surgery in the Middle Age. Study of a Case of Foot Amputation in the Hispano-Muslim Population of San Nicolás (Ávila). ). IN: Polo, M., García-Prósper, E. (eds): Historical-Medical researches about health and disease in the Past, pp. 409-419. Valencia: Paleolab & Spanish Society of Paleopathology [full text in Spanish]
    • Morales, E., Grueso, I., Gómez, M., Pérez, B., Marrodán, M.D. (2008): Corporal Composition by Anthropometry in Paediatric Age: Methodological Assay. Journal Alimentaria. April 2008 [full text in Spanish]
  • Technical reports:
    • Gómez Pérez, J.L., Grueso, I. (2010): Anthropological Study of Level U.Ex. 455. Archaeological Site “Humanejos” (Parla, Madrid). Report for the Prehistory Professorship of the Autonoma University of Madrid.
    • Gómez Pérez, J.L., Grueso, I. (2010): Anthropological Study of Levels U.Ex. 5562, 5582 y 6803. Archaeological Site “Humanejos” (Parla, Madrid). Report for the Prehistory Professorship of the Autonoma University of Madrid.
    • Gómez Pérez, J.L., Grueso, I. (2010): Anthropological Study of Level U.Ex. 1166. Archaeological Site “Humanejos” (Parla, Madrid). Report for the Prehistory Professorship of the Autonoma University of Madrid.
    • Gómez Pérez, J.L., Grueso, I. (2010): Anthropological Study of Level U.Ex. 1461. Archaeological Site “Humanejos” (Parla, Madrid). Report for the Prehistory Professorship of the Autonoma University of Madrid.
    • Gómez Pérez, J.L., Grueso, I. (2010): Anthropological Study of Level U.Ex. 1701. Archaeological Site “Humanejos” (Parla, Madrid). Report for the Prehistory Professorship of the Autonoma University of Madrid.
    • Gómez Pérez, J.L., Grueso, I. (2010): Anthropological Study of Archaeological Site “Camino de las Yeseras” Area 16, Element 07 (San Fernando de Henares, Madrid). Report for the Prehistory Professorship of the Autonoma University of Madrid.
    • Gómez Pérez, J.L., Grueso, I. (2010): Anthropological Study of the Archaeological Site “Camino de las Yeseras” Level 5 (San Fernando de Henares, Madrid). Report for the Prehistory Professorship of the Autonoma University of Madrid.
    • Grueso, I., González-Herrero, M. (2008): Anthropological Field Study of the Archaeological Site “San Babilés” (Boadilla del Monte, Madrid). Report for Argea Consulting, Limited Company.
    • Grueso, I., González-Herrero, M. (2008): Anthropological Preliminary Study of the Archaeological Site “Puerta del Sol” (Madrid). Report for Argea Consulting, Limited Company.
    • Grueso, I., González-Herrero, M. (2008): Anthropological Preliminary Study of the Archaeological Site “M-410 Road, pK 24”. Report for Argea Consulting, Limited Company.
    • Grueso, I. (2007): Anthropological Field Study of a Common Grave of the Spanish Civil War (Pepino, Toledo). Report for the Sciences Society Aranzadi.
  • Participation in Archaeological and Paleontological Excavations:
    • May 2010: Somosaguas Paleontological Site. Department of Geology, Complutense University of Madrid.
    • May 2008: Somosaguas Paleontological Site. Department of Geology, Complutense University of Madrid.
    • Feb. 2008- April 2008: Late Antiquity Necropolis Sector Sur 4.2 BSCH, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid. Argea Consultores, Ltd.
    • Nov. 2007- Jan. 2008: Initial bronze site La Atalaya-Mateu Cromo, Pinto, Madrid. Argea Consultores, Ltd.
    • November 2007: Mass grave of Spanish Civil War, Pepino, Toledo. Sciences Society Aranzadi.
    • Aug. 2007-Oct. 2007: Magisterial Cathedral of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid. Argea Consultores, Ltd.
    • April 2007-Aug. 2007: Middle bronze site Camino de Pellejeros, Pinto, Madrid. Argea Consultores, Ltd.
    • March 2007-April 2007: Late Antiquity site Cristina Sur, Pinto, Madrid. Argea Consultores, Ltd.
    • Jan. 2007-March 2007: Carpetano (indigenous) site El Esparragal, Pinto, Madrid. Argea Consultores, Ltd.
    • June 2006-Jan. 2007: Chalcolithic site Camino de las Yeseras II, San Fernando de Henares, Madrid. Argea Consultores, Ltd.

Research Groups

Department of Anthropology

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