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).
Julie Thomas (Boston, USA, 1978)
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)
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.
Ismael Macías Fernández (Arcos de la Frontera, Spain 1989)
He graduated in History from the University of Granada in 2012, and in 2013 he obtained his Master in Archaeology by the University of Granada. During his academic formation he has participated in pottery studies from the archaeological site of Isturgi (Los Villares de Andújar, Jaén, Spain) and he also has worked in differents archaeological excavations with Spanish Universities, like Bilbilis (University of Zaragoza), Begastri (University of Murcia), Baelo Claudia (University of Cádiz), Los Bañales (UNED), the excavations of the "Patio de Banderas", located in "Alcazar de Sevilla" (University of Sevilla), Alfar Romano de Cartuja (University of Granada) or international, such the archaeological site of Villa San Silvestro (University of Perugia) in Italy. In recent years he has worked like technical archaeologist in the Sanctuary of Diana in Nemi (University of Perugia, Italy), since 2012 until today, in the "Archaeological excavations of the Boca del Infierno, in the Valle de Hecho in Huesca" (Directed by A. Sevilla) in the summer of 2015 and in the Funerary Temple of Thutmosis III (Luxor, Egypt) since 2013.
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