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 027: Surveying the Roman Mediterranean Ports. Underwater Archaeology in Portus Iulius 'Underwater Pompeii' (Baia Underwater Park, Naples Bay – Italy) and Sanisera Port (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 J. Talavera (Menorca, Spain, 1985)Pere Sampol photo

Professional archaeologist focused in underwater archaeology. He is currently co-directing the underwater research of the Classical Roman Mediterranean Ports of Sanisera (Menorca, Spain) and Portus Iulius (Naples, Italy) conducted annually by The Sanisera Archaeology Institute. He studied Humanities in the University Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain) (2006-2011), completing his degree with an MA in Classical Archaeology in the University of Granada (2012-2013) with a research titled “Amphorae studies of the port of Sanitja seabed from 2nd century B.C. to the 5th century A.D. (Es Mercadal, Menorca)”. From 2014 to nowadays his investigations led to the publication of several articles specialized in underwater archaeology of the Sanisera Port.


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