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 041: Discover the Underwater Archaeology of the Port of Sanitja & Archaeological Techniques of drawing, photography and digital illustration.

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Fernando Contreras Rodrigo (Lleida. Spain - 1967)Fernando Contreras

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).

 

 


Chandini Steve photoChandini Steve (Chennai, India, 1990)

Chandini received a BA in Sustainable tourism and business management from the university of Birmingham, UK and is currently completing her Masters in Ancient Indian history and Archaeology from the University of Madras in India.

She has one season of experience digging in South Indian Iron Age and early historical sites and also spent some time with Sanisera previously in the Underwater archaeology course. She also Has some experience studying ancient Indian temple architecture, epigraphy and iconography. An avid diver, she is a qualified technical deep diver with a few hundred dives under her belt.

Her area of interest is centered around the presence of Paleolithic man in underwater caves, ancient submerged cities, ports and shipwrecks although she is currently working on evolution of ancient Tamil settlements, dispersed through sea routes to foreign lands.



Nil CarcacerIsmael 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.

 


Nil CarcacerAlberto Bravo-Morata Rodríguez (Alicante, Spain, 1991).

He studied History, focused in Archaeology, Ancient History and Prehistory in the University of Alicante (Alicante, Spain) (2009-2014). Following this formation he completed his specialisation with a MA in Coastal and Maritime Archaeology (MoMArch) in the University of Aix-Marseille  (Marseille, France) (2014-2016), with a research study named “Study of Baetican fish product trade in antiquity: The Dressel 7-11 amphorae type on 3 specific sites. A proposal for a methodological study”.

From 2009 to nowadays he has been participating in land and underwater archaeology projects around the Mediterranean (Spain, France, Croatia and Greece) as archaeologist and also responsible of topographical and photogrammetry documentation… His trajectory has lead him to collaborate with different universities, museums, private companies, NGO’s and national archaeology institutions in Spain, France, Greece and Croatia in various kinds of archaeological researches.

 


Inma PérezInma Pérez Montiel (Valencia, Spain, 1976)

Inma is a Padi Open Water Instructor specialized in EFR, Aware Coral Reef Conservation Instructor,Underwater Naturalist Instructor, Shark Conservation Instructor and Enriched Air Instructor. She loves underwater photography and is always eager to capture the best undersea images.

In 2016, she completed her Instructor course in the Gili Islands (Indonesia), gaining a professional qualification.

Having worked in Lanzarote and Girona during the last year, she has decided to share her experience and passion for scuba diving and tourism joining our team in Menorca.

Inma's relaxed approach to teaching and diving will benefit both, new and experienced divers.


 


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