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Mª Angeles  Bustillo Revuelta


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Investigador Cientifico del CSIC

Investigación / Research




PhD (Geology, 1975, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), served as associate lecturer at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid from 1974 to 1981. Since then she has been a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She has taught doctoral courses at the Faculty of Geology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1984-2008) and at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada (1989-1995). From 1986 to 2000 she was also an organizer and lecturer of Postgraduate CSIC courses on silica rocks. Her research interests fall under sedimentary geology, with particular emphasis on petrology, geochemistry, the study of silica rocks, and diagenesis. Since 1984 she has been the principal investigator of 9 projects funded by a number of National Plans. She has coordinated four National Plan projects, plus two under the auspices of the International Geological Correlation Programme studying siliceous rocks in marine (PIGC 187) and continental (IGCP 317) environments. She has authored over one hundred articles and several books, mainly on silica rocks in sedimentary and hydrothermal settings. Part of her scientific and teaching work focuses on the application of petrology and geochemistry in the field of archaeology.



Principales líneas de investigación / Main Research Lines:


Sedimentary Petrology, Silicifications, Meteoric diagenesis, Microbial activity in silica rocks, Siliceous Speleothems, Geochemistry, Petroarcheology.

Research ID: K-4924-2014
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC)




Levels of flint included in magnesian clays. A Neolithic mining pit cross the flint levels. Casa Montero, Vicálvaro, Madrid.






Últimas publicaciones / Latest Publications:



R. Daza y M.A. Bustillo (2014). Allophanic and ferric root-associated stalactites: biomineralization induced by microbial activity (Galeria da Queimada lava tube,Terceira, Azores). Geological Magazine doi: 10.1017/S0016756814000491: Link


Raquel Daza y Mª Ángeles Bustillo (2014). Exceptional silica speleothems in a volcanic cave: a unique example of silicification and sub-aquatic opaline stromatolite formation (Terceira, Azores). Sedimentology doi: 10.1111/sed.12130. Link


Mª Angeles Bustillo , Chloé Plet and Ana-Maria Alonso-Zarza (2013) Root calcretes and uranium-bearing silcretes at sedimentary discontinuities in the Miocene of the Madrid Basin (Toledo, Spain). Journal of Sedimentary Research A 83, 1130-1146 doi: 10.2110/jsr.2013.85 Link


De los Rios A., Bustillo M.A., Ascaso C., Carvalho M. R. (2011) Bioconstructions in ochreous speleothems from lava tubes on Terceira Island (Azores). Sedimentar Geology 236,117-128 doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2010.12.012. Link


M. A. Bustillo, A. Aparicio and R. García (2010). Surface saline deposits and their substrates in a polluted arid valley (Murcia, Spain). Environmental Earth Sciences, 60, 215-1226. doi 10.1007/s12665-009-0262-7. Link


Bustillo Mª.A.(2010) Silicification of continental carbonates. En: Carbonates in Continental Settings: processes, facies and applications (Eds: Alonso-Zarza A. and Tanner L. H.) Developments in Sedimentology Series (Ed: Van Loon A.J). 62,153- 174. Elsevier, Oxford. Link


Bustillo Mª. A. Castañeda N., Capote M., Consuegra S, Criado C, Díaz-del-Río P., Orozco T., Pérez-Jiménez J.L. y Terradas X.(2009).Is the macroscopic classification of flint useful?. A petroarchaeological analysis and characterization of flint raw materials from the Iberian Neolithic Mine of Casa Montero. Archaeometry, 50, 175-196. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4754.2008.00403.x. Link


Bustillo, M. A. y Alonso-Zarza, A. M., (2007). Overlapping of pedogenesis and meteoric diagenesis in distal alluvial and shallow lacustrine deposits in the Madrid Miocene Basin, Spain. Sedimentary Geology, 198, 255-271. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2006.12.006. Link





Ochreous Si- rich ferrihydrite speleothems from a lava tube of Terceira (Buracos cave, Terceira, Azores). Successive microbial growth and mineral precipitation causes the growth of these speleothems.





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