Cecilia García Campos

Cecilia García Campos

Affiliated researcher

Fundación Atapuerca

Cecilia García Campos holds a Ph.D. in Palaeoanthropology from the University of Burgos. She has been part of the research team at the Sierra de Atapuerca sites since 2014. She is currently developing her line of research as an associate researcher at the CENIEH. She carries out activities related to the study of the presence of sexually dimorphic traits (those that differentiate male and female individuals) in the dentition of current and past populations. The most relevant results of their work have consisted of the development of a new methodology for sex estimation based on the study of the dimensions of the dental tissues of the canines (enamel and dentine). This methodology presents an efficiency of 92.3% in sex estimation and can be of special relevance in the case of infant individuals and palaeoanthropological samples.

Main research articles:

García-Campos, C., Martinón-Torres, M., Martín-Francés, L.,…, Bermúdez de Castro, J.M., 2018. Contribution of dental tissues to sex determination in modern human populationsAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology. 166, 459–472. 

García-Campos, C., Martinón-Torres, M., Martínez de Pinillos, M.,…, Bermúdez de Castro, J.M., 2018. Modern humans sex estimation through dental tissue patterns of maxillary caninesAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology. 167, 914–923. 

García-Campos, C., Martinón-Torres, M., Modesto-Mata, M.,…, Bermúdez de Castro, J.M., 2021. Indicators of sexual dimorphism in Homo antecessor permanent caninesJournal of Anthropological Sciences

García-Campos, C., Modesto-Mata, M., Martinón-Torres, M.,…, Bermúdez de Castro, J.M., 2020. Sexual dimorphism of the enamel and dentine dimensions of the permanent canines of the Middle Pleistocene hominins from Sima de los Huesos (Burgos, Spain)Journal of Human Evolution 144, 102793. 

García-Campos, C., Martinón-Torres, M., Martín-Francés, L.,…, Bermúdez de Castro, J.M., 2019. Enamel and dentine dimensions of the Pleistocene hominins from Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain): A comparative study of canine teethComptes Rendus Palevol 18, 72–89. 

García-Campos, C., Modesto-Mata M., Martinón-Torres, M.,…, Bermúdez de Castro, J.M. 2021. Similarities and differences in the dental tissue proportions of the deciduous and permanent canines of Early and Middle Pleistocene human populationsJournal of Anatomy, 00, 1-18.