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 008: Digging anthropology in the Sanisera Necropolis (Menorca – Spain)


Bernardo Vila Rodriguez (New Jersey, USA 1986)Bernardo Vila

As a graduate of a Master in Biological Anthropology at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, he has extensive experience in working with archaeologically found human remains through his thesis study "3D surface area of upper limb entheses in two ancient populations of the Balearic Islands" using laboratorial methods such as cleaning and identification, measurement, 3D-scanning, and statistical analysis among others in order to examine the entheseal changes occurring at muscle attachment sites of the arm.

He has centered his studies on physical and forensic anthropology with a focus on human remains in and around the Mediterranean basin, with interests in genetics, population demographic variables and transitions, and the biological/environmental factors that affect our skeletal system.


Julie Thomas (Boston, USA, 1978)Julie Thomas photo

Julie has a BA in Anthropology (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Masters of Science in Palaeopathology from the University of Durham in the UK (2005). In 2008-2009, she received the Durham Doctoral Award for her postgraduate work on malaria in past civilizations. She has worked with both modern and archaeological populations throughout the world and has participated in archaeological excavations in Europe and North America.




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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