Ainara Sistiaga interviewed for #STEMStories

Posted on Feb 15, 2020

Excerpt: “I always liked history and human evolution, the mysteries of our history were my passion as a kid, but also liked a lot nature and Earth history. In college I decided to study history, with a major in Prehistory. From my freshman year I joined a archaeological excavation on Neanderthals. There I discovered you can actually combine history and geology by studying the past climate through the analysis of archaeological sediments. In those sediments I discovered the presence of molecular markers of Neanderthal diet, and this finding actually defined my path towards the molecular study of archaeological sediments and feces.”