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


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).

Nil CarcacerJúlia Coso Álvarez (Barcelona, Spain 1994)

Graduated in Archeology, University of Barcelona (2016) and Ma in pedagogy and Secundary education (2017). The 2016-2017 course obtained a scholarship (Department of History and Archeology of the University of Barcelona) convened by the Ministerio de Cultura, Educacion y Deporte. Currently, is developing a postgraduate research in the doctoral program in Medieval Culture.


Since 2012 she collaborates with different research works in the Medieval Archeology Laboratory (UB) and has participated in various archaeological excavations related to universities and research centers. Additionaly, Is part of the research team in the project funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya "Living mountain: settlements, resources and landscapes in medieval Catalonia (s.XV-XIII)" where she is responsible for the ceramic study and directs one of the excavations of the project: "Vilavella del Castellet (La Terreta)."


At the same time, she collaborates with the ARQUB-GRAPCE research group in archeometric studies of material culture inside the project "Impact in the New Colonial World. Cultural change in archeology and ceramic archeometry (TECNOLONIAL), funded by the Ministerio de Economía, industria y Competividad (Spain).


Marta del MastroMarta del Mastro (Barcelona, Spain, 1992).

She's an underwater archaeologist since 2010. She studied Archaeology in the University of Barcelona (Spain), and focused in maritime archaeology during the MS in Nautical and Underwater archaeology at University of Cadiz, which dissertation was about the "The ports system of Almería, the analysis of a medieval port through the analysis of the maritime cultural landscape". She also has a degree in GIS focused in archaeology (CSIC – University of Santiago de Compostela).

She has been participating as an archaeologist in some projects around the Mediterranean, in both land and underwater, and in several national and international institutions (universities, museums or private companies). She has also participated in international congresses about maritime archaeology and has some experience in maritime archival documentation.  

She is currently working on a research about the maritime cultural landscape during Middle Ages,
focused in al-Andalus period, and the study of the ports system.


Andrés Martín AguileraAndrés Martín Aguilera (Melilla, Spain, 1977)

Andres is a Padi Open Water in EFR Instructor and a Nitrox, enriched air Instructor.

In the last five years, he has assisted several diving clubs on Menorca to offer diving courses at different learning levels.

As a member of Sanisera Archaeology School, his main responsibility is to provide to the new underwater students with the license of OPEN WATER diver as well as the care and regular maintenance of all the equipment of diving of the Sanisera School. He will accompany the students during the dives of the learning courses in order to ensure their safety.

He is passionate about the underwater world. Every year spends his free time in diving at the best sites that the world offers. Until now he has been diving in Thailand, Dominican Republic, Kenya and Mexico -Cancun and Cenotes-.



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