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).
Adrián Fernández Sánchez (Madrid , Spain, 1990)
He studied Geography and Territorial Planning between 2009 and 2014 and completed a Master Degree in Environmental Geology specialised in Geological Hazards in 2015, both in the Complutense University of Madrid.
From 2014 to nowadays, he has been working giving GIS lessons in private schools and for individual students. He has been working, as well, in the natural disasters planning by applying GIS and numerical models for river floods in the Alcazar de San Juan (Ciudad Real, Spain) Emergency Plan.
He has some experience skills in the research field having developed an automatic GIS tool for searching lost people in mountain, presented in the GvSIG congress of Valencia in 2016 and developing it since then in the Spanish Red Cross Rescue Team Group of Guadalajara.
Also, since 2016, he is completing his academic training with PhD studies for the
University Complutense of Madrid in the topic of climate change influence on tropical glaciers. His doctoral thessis is being carried on the Nevado Sajama, Bolivia's tallest mountain, where he is also getting research papers in the field of Climate Change.
Bernardo Vila Rodriguez (New Jersey, USA 1986)
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.
Júlia Benet i Cugat (Barcelona, Spain, 1995)
Júlia has a Bachelor's degree in Archaeology and a Masters degree in Biological Anthropology from the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Paleopathology and has participated in courses dedicated to paleopathology. During her studies in Archaeology, she participated in numerous excavations in Catalonia as well as laboratory work. She has studied thoroughly the paleopathologies present in the remains of medieval and modern Catalan necropolis and has focused in tumoral pathologies. Júlia also participated in the Taphos-m project, which studied how the taphonomic processes affected the remains in different environments. After graduating her Masters, she has worked as an Anthropologist for different Catalan Archaeology companies, excavating necropolis and carrying out full anthropological studies for said companies at the Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya (MAC).
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