Researcher

Dr Lorena Becerra Valdivia

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Biography

Having obtained my DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford in 2019, I am an archaeological scientist with an expertise in radiocarbon dating.


My Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil; PhD) in Archaeological Science (University of Oxford, UK)

Master of Science (MSc) in Archaeological Science, Distinction (University of Oxford, UK)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology, concentration in Archaeology, College and Latin...view more

Having obtained my DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford in 2019, I am an archaeological scientist with an expertise in radiocarbon dating.


My Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil; PhD) in Archaeological Science (University of Oxford, UK)

Master of Science (MSc) in Archaeological Science, Distinction (University of Oxford, UK)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology, concentration in Archaeology, College and Latin Honors (cum laude; University of California, Los Angeles, USA)


My Awards

2016-2019, Clarendon Fund Scholarship, Clarendon Fund, University of Oxford (£77,000)

2018-2019, Merton Prize Scholar, Merton College, University of Oxford (£500)

2019, Vice Chancellor Fund Award, University of Oxford (£3,000)

2019, Project Support Grant, NERC Radiocarbon Facility (£2,500)

2019, Conference Fund, The Prehistoric Society, United Kingdom (£500)

2018, Project Support Grant, NERC Radiocarbon Facility (£7,000)

2018, Research Expense Grant, Merton College, University of Oxford (£500)

2018, Meyerstein Research Fund Award, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford (£200)

2018, Research Expense Grant, Merton College, University of Oxford (£500)

2018, Travel Support Grant, 23rd International Radiocarbon Conference (€200)

2017, Project Support Grant, NERC Radiocarbon Facility (£7,000)

2017, Student Travel Grant, European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (£200)

2017, Santander Travel Award, Santander (£1,000)

2017, Meyerstein Research Fund Award, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford (£400)

2017, School of Archaeology Research Award, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford (£400)

2017, Gerry Grimstone Travel Award, Merton College, University of Oxford (£2,000)

2017, Research Expense Grant, Merton College, University of Oxford (£500)

2015, Best MSc Dissertation in Archaeological Science, RLAHA, University of Oxford

2015, Student Travel Grant, Hertford College, University of Oxford (£500)

2010-2012, Regents Scholarship, UCLA ($66,000)

2012, Cotsen Undergraduate Research Grant, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA ($1,000)

2011, Travel Study Scholarship, UCLA ($1,000)

2010, Academic Advancement Program Scholarship, UCLA ($5,000)


My Research Activities

My research often involves the construction of reliable, high-resolution chronologies using radiocarbon dating and Bayesian age modeling techniques, and focuses on the interface between past human occupations, climate, and ecological processes (e.g., megafaunal extinctions). 

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Location

Chronos 14Carbon-Cycle Facility, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre


Publications

by Dr Lorena Becerra Valdivia