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 014: Underwater Archaeology. Explore Underwater Pompeii (Baia Underwater Park, Naples Bay – Italy) & Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja. (Menorca – Spain)

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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).



Antonio TalaveraAntonio J. Talavera (Menorca, Spain, 1985)

Assistant in the Underwater Archaeology Project run by the Cape of Cavalleria Ecomuseum. From 2007 he has participated in the project as an active member of the international courses, focused on the underwater survey of the Port of Sanitja (Menorca). His main interests include the Roman world, the History of Menorca, the identification of Roman pottery, as well as the planning and development of the techniques used in the different tasks related to underwater surveys and excavations.




Tatiana Valente photoTatiana Valente. (Aveiro, Portugal 1988)

Working with the Sanisera Archaeology Institute since 2006, she has joined our team after volunteering in one of our programs in Menorca, Spain. When graduated in Archaeology in 2010 from Oporto University (Portugal), she became officially one of our archaeologist, working on our several projects since then. Among being our pottery specialist and researcher, she's also responsible for the Sanisera roman city excavation and for several of the archaeological tours throughout Europe.

 



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