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Laura González-Garrido

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Research Interests
Dental anthropology
Maxillofacial pathologies
Democratic Memory Recovery

Graduated in Biology in her hometown, León (Spain), Master in Physical Anthropology and Human Evolution (Autonomous University, Complutense, and Alcalá, Madrid), and PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of León (Spain). She has developed scientific production in the area of maxillofacial pathologies, in a broader sense, in the area of Paleopathology. Since 2016, she has been the forensic anthropologist at the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH) and the Sputnik Labrego group (Ponferrada, León, Spain) with whom she is participating in several exhumations of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship. She currently continues to freelance in Biological and Forensic Anthropology under the name “bioantropologica”. She belongs to several scientific and professional associations.


Teaching in English and Spanish in courses organized by AITA Bioarchaeology (Barcelona, Spain). Online courses: Dental anthropology in forensic context/Dental anthropology in forensic context. Summer field school: Dental anthropology in bioarchaeological context. https://aitabioarch.com

Main Publications

Šarkić, N., Moreno, S., Erjavec, I., Herrerín, J., & González-Garrido, L. (2022). A micro-computed tomography examination of primary double teeth from the Muslim necropolis of Macael Viejo (13th-16th centuries; Almería, Spain). Journal of Bioanthropology, 2, 6-13. https://doi.org/10.54062/jb.2.1.5

González-Garrido, L., Gómez-González, S., Gonzalo-Orden, J. M., & Wasterlain, S. N. (2022). Multi-headed (bifid and trifid) mandibular condyles in archaeological contexts: Two posttraumatic cases. Archives of Oral Biology, 105326, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archoralbio.2021.105326

González, C. V., González-Garrido, L., Ramos, R. C., & Wasterlain, S. N. (2021). A possible case of ameloblastoma in an adult male from the early 20th century Coimbra, Portugal. International Journal of Paleopathology, 34, 201–205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2021.07.001

González-Garrido, L., Gómez-González, S., Serralvo-González, M., Ferreira, M.T., & Wasterlain, S.N. (2021). Interpretation of perimortem trauma in a Republican soldier of the Spanish Civil War. International Journal of Anthropology and Forensic Odontology, 4(2). https://aeaof.com/media/revista/8/RIAOF%20VOL4%20N2%202021%20WQ

González-Garrido, L., Gómez-González, S., Gonzalo-Orden, J. M., & Wasterlain, S. N. (2020). Stafne’s bone defects from Spain: report of four cases and brief archaeological literature review. International Journal of Paleopathology, 31, 46–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2020.08.001

González-Garrido, L., González, C. V., Ramos, R. C., & Wasterlain, S. N. (2020). Osseous mass in a maxillary sinus of an adult male from the 16th-17th-century Spain: Differential diagnosis. International Journal of Paleopathology, 31, 38–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2020.08.003

Gómez-González, S., de Togores Muñoz, C. R., & González-Garrido, L. (2020). Congenital syphilis or mercury treatment: dental alterations in a twelfth- or thirteenth-century child from Medinaceli, Soria, Spain. Homo: internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen, 71(1), 51–61. https://doi.org/10.1127/homo/2020/1173

Research Projects

Exhumation and anthropological study in the old Carmen cemetery (Ponferrada, León). Tempos Arqueólogos and Sputnik Labrego.

Creative Output

Professional page on IG: https://www.instagram.com/bioantropologica