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1988 …2023

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Research interests

My scientific career in the field of prehistoric archaeology has a well-defined profile, combining the development of archaeological theory with large scale empirical research. During the last 10 years, I have mainly been concerned with the archaeological knowledge of several Late Prehistory societies (3rd-1st millennia cal BCE) in the Western Mediterranean. The main efforts have focused on the Early Bronze Age in Southeastern Iberia (El Argar society, ca. 2200-1550 cal BCE) and, on the sequence throughout the I millennium cal BCE in Mallorca (Balearic Islands) (Talaiòtic, Posttalaiòtic and Classical periods). The research in both regions includes all the aspects of the archeological activity, from the excavation of key sites (La Bastida, Tira del Lienzo, La Almoloya, Son Fornés), investigation, including a wide array of interdisciplinary analyses, until dissemination and public presentation of the archaeological sites.

In this general research and transfer of knowledge framework, the most relevant issues have been with regards to the present project proposal:

1. The formation of El Argar society in the context of large-scale social changes around 2200 cal BCE in Western Europe. My role here is related to advanced analysis on absolute chronology and periodization, taking into account stratigraphical and radiocarbon information from a La Almoloya and La Bastida, and from a large number of individual sites on a regional basis.

2. Testing the hypothesis of Argaric society as a class divided society. The debate has turned about how far-reaching were the inequalities inferred from the Argaric archaeological record. In this context, my main contribution have been the analysis of the funerary data from La Almoloya and La Bastida (statistical analysis on grave goods documented in nearly 400 tombs; aDNA sampling and discussion of results).

3. In the field of archaeological theory and methodology, I have deepened in key aspects of on-going debates in theory and methods, on the critical review of current theoretical approaches, and worked on the proposal of new perspectives in archaeology. My special contribution has been made in the field of the origins of the State theory and their archaeological research. Concerning archaeological methods, I have accomplished edge-cutting research concerning the prehistoric periodization through statistical analysis of large series of radiocarbon dates only after their archaeological context has been critically revised.

This archaeological research and knowledge transfer has been developed in the framework of an interdisciplinary and consolidated team, which has received the uninterrupted support and financing of local, national and European institutions. The results of this research have been widely published in scientific monographies as well as in papers on national and international journals, either collectively or individually.

General quality indicators of scientific research

According to the data collected by the Web of Science, my publications have been cited 143 times, with an h index of 6 points, and PlumX metrics points 11 in h-index for 23 of my 230 research output and 286 citations. I’ve been also granted 5 six-year research periods by the Catalan research agency as recognition of my research, and I3 program of the ANEP. My join research has been recognized with three prizes: PALARQ (finalist 2019), Laureles de Murcia (2018), Conservació del Patrimoni (2013). Number of doctoral theses directed in the last 10 years: 2.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., Filosofía y Letras (Historia), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Award Date: 4 May 1993

Degree, Geografía e Historia, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

Award Date: 22 Jul 1988

External positions

Contrato Programa Ramón y Cajal, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

15 Nov 200130 Nov 2005

Profesor Asociado Parcial 6 h semana, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

15 Sept 200114 Nov 2001

Director científico, Fundació Son Fornés

1 Oct 199931 Jan 2000

Profesor Asociado Parcial 6 h semana, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

15 Sept 199914 Sept 2001

Profesor Asociado Parcial 4 h semana, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

15 Sept 199814 Sept 1999

Profesor Asociado Parcial 3 h semana, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

15 Sept 199714 Sept 1998

Becario Postdoctoral de reincorporación y profesor asociado de Prehistoria (A0), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - C.I.R.I.T-SGR (Generalitat de Cata

1 Dec 199630 Nov 1997

Investigador, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - U.E. D.G. XII - Aguas Project

1 Jan 199631 Aug 1996

Becario Post-Doc., University of Cambridge

1 Sept 19931 Sept 1995

Investigador, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - U.E. D.G. XII - Archaeomedes Proje

1 Jan 199331 Aug 1993

Beca predoctoral, FI-Generalitat de Catalunya (DGU)

1 Mar 198931 Dec 1992


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