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 043: Digging roman graves in the Necropolis of Sanisera & 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).

 

 


Tatiana Valente photo Tatiana Valente. (Aveiro, Portugal 1988)

Graduated in Archaeology by the Porto University (Portugal) in 2010, Tatiana has been specializing as a ceramicist since then. She has been working with the Sanisera Institute since 2006, starting as a volunteer in the Roman Military Camp project. In 2007 she integrated the Sanisera team as ceramic drawer and researcher. Later on, after her graduation in 2010, she became Sanisera's ceramic specialist, working on archaeological projects in Menorca - Spain (Sanisera Roman City, Necropolis and Underwater port) and Águeda – Portugal (Talabriga Roman City). Currently she is also the co- director of the Spanish Archaeological Expeditions at Saruq al-Hadid (Dubai – UAE), held by the Sanisera Archaeological Institute.

 



Bernardo Vila Rodriguez (New Jersey, USA 1986)Bernardo Vila

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.

 

 

 


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