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).
Júlia 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).
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.
Benjamin Watson (Ottawa, Canada 1997)
Graduated with a B.Soc.Sc in Anthropology with a Minor in Classics (2019) from the University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa (uOttawa). Ben also holds an ancillary certificate of Archaeological Methodology from uOttawa. Currently pursuing a MA in Archaeology, he has participated in archaeological work in Southern Ontario - Canada, Menorca - Spain (Sanisera Roman City), and Dubai - UAE (Jebel al Yamh). Well versed in archaeological methods and techniques, his area of interest is the religious/ritualistic/esoteric practices of Classical Antiquity. This research culminated in his graduating thesis on the role of environmental determinism on Gallic culture during the first century AD.
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