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 009: Fieldwork in the Necropolis of Sanisera and GIS applied in Archaeology

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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).

 


 

Carmen Soriano photoNuria Juan Moraleda (Valencia , Spain, 1977)

She has studied and obtained his Bachelor’s Engineer Degree in Surveying Engineering in the School of Engineering in Geodesy, Cartography and Surveying, Polytechnic University of Valencia. In addition, she has experience working in different public and private companies, as the “Instituto Geográfico Nacional Agustín Codazzi – IGAC” in Colombia, where she was member of the investigation group of Spatial Data Infrastructure and worked in development and implementation of the “Infraestructura Colombiana de Datos Espaciales- ICDE”.


She has been working in other studios of Engineering and Architecture in Valencia developing positions and projects related to generation, studio, design and management and updating of geo-spatial databases, Topography and Cartography projects.

Concerning to her work in Sanisera Archaeological Institute, she is working as an instructor of GIS, Computer- Aided Design (CAD), Topography, Photogrammetry and 3D modelling.

 


 

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.

 



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.

 


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