I graduated in Biology at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, and received my PhD in Prehistory from the University of Perpignan (France) in 2002. In 2004, I completed a postdoctoral research at the American Museum of Natural History and in 2005, I was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation at the Universität Hamburg (Germany). I was appointed ICREA Junior Researcher (2007 to 2012) at the Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES) in Tarragona and since 2013, I am ICREA Research Professor at the same institution. I participate in several national and international projects, and I am principal investigador of the "NEANDERLIFE 2” project funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. I am co-author of about 100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals.