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 006: Dig in the Roman City of Sanisera


Fernando Contreras Rodrigo (Lleida. Spain - 1967)

Director of the excavations at Sanitja and of the Ecomuseum de Cap de Cavalleria since 1997. President of the association "Sa Nitja. Gestión del Patrimonio Mediterráneo" founded in 1993. He obtained the Prize Fundació "la Caixa" in 1992: "Revalorització Ciutats Romanes de Catalunya i Illes Balears". FPI U.A.B. Internship 1991-95. His research fields are: Romanization in Minorca; Archaeological software; Cultural management; Museum development for the heritage of Sanitja and the Cap de Cavalleria. Director of the excavations in Mago (Pla Mirall, 2000-2002), Iamo (Correos, 1999), and Sanisera (Prospection 1993-1995, Excavation 1996-1998). His projects involving Minorca's cultural heritage include: Defense Tower in Fornells (CIM – 1996), Ecomuseum de Cap de Cavalleria (Leader II – 1997), Cavalleria Lighthouse (Futures – 1998).


Amalia Iglesias Ramos(Santiago de Compostela. Spain - 1996)

Introduced to Anthropology and Funerary bioarchaeology during her stay at the Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy), she graduated in Archaeology from the University of Granada (Spain) (2014-2019), where she also completed a master's degree in Physical and Forensic Anthropology (2019-2020) and a master's degree in Historical-Artistic Heritage (2020-2022).

As a specialist in Bioarchaeology and Physical Anthropology excavating and exhuming the mass graves in the cemetery of Belchite (Zaragoza) for the recovery of Historical Memory. She has also collaborated with the PRINMA research group, focused on the medieval and post- medieval past of the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, moving to locations such as Vera (Almeria, Spain) and Granada.

Her passion for human evolution and genetics has led her to be interested in the origin and development of our intelligence during the process of hominization, while she has been initiated in new technologies and 3D reconstructions of heritage.


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