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ARASA GIL, FERRAN

ARASA GIL, FERRAN

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

(9638) 64079

ferran.arasa@uv.es

AURA TORTOSA, JOAN EMILI

AURA TORTOSA, JOAN EMILI

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat

Dept. de Prehistòria, Arqueologia i Història Antiga Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, 28 46010-València

j.emili.aura@uv.es

BADAL GARCIA, ERNESTINA

BADAL GARCIA, ERNESTINA

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat

Area de Conocimiento: Prehistoria Facultad Geografía e Historia Av. Blasco Ibáñez 10. 46010 Valencia Departament Prehistòria, Arqueologia i Hª Antiga. Despacho en Edificio departamental

(9639) 83889

ernestina.badal@uv.es

BERNABEU AUBAN, JUAN

BERNABEU AUBAN, JUAN

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat

(9638) 64089

juan.bernabeu@uv.es

CARMONA GONZALEZ, MARIA PILAR ASCENS

CARMONA GONZALEZ, MARIA PILAR ASCENS

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

(9638) 64881

pilar.carmona@uv.es

CARRION MARCO, YOLANDA

CARRION MARCO, YOLANDA

PDI-Contractat/Da Doctor/A
DIEZ CASTILLO, AGUSTIN ANGEL

DIEZ CASTILLO, AGUSTIN ANGEL

PDI-Contractat/Da Doctor/A

Departamento de Prehistòria, Arqueologia i Història Antiga Facultat de Geografia i Història Edifici Departamental Despatx 214 Avda. Blasco Ibañez, 28 Valencia 46010 Teléfono 963 86 4628

(9638) 64628

agustin.diez@uv.es

Biography
 

Doctor in History from the University of Cantabria (1996), my Doctoral Thesis deals with the study of prehistoric settlement in the western valleys of Cantabria. Upon receiving the degree of Doctor, he moved to the University of California, Berkeley where, with a grant from the Marcelino Botín Foundation, he spent four years in the Department of Anthropology and the Archaeological Research Facility with Professor Margaret Conkey, until In 2000 he won one of the positions in the Spanish national program for Doctors and Technologists abroad. Since then he carries out his research activity in the Department of Prehistory and Archeology of the University of Valencia.

My main lines of research are: Landscape archeology (see 'Utilization of resources in the Cantabrian Mountains and Mountains: an ecological prehistory of the valleys of the Deva and Nansa', Gernika 1997), the cultural contact between the last communities of hunters -collectors and the first agricultural communities both in the Cantabrian area (The coast and the interior in the Postglacial Period: the Epipaleolithic-Mesolithic-Neolithic Transitions in the Basque-Cantabrian Region / Manuel Ramón González Morales, Jesús Ruiz Cobo, Lawrence Guy Straus, Agustín Díez Castillo In: Munibe: Anthropology and archeology, ISSN 1132-2217, No. 56, 2004, pp. 61-78), as in the Mediterranean (Mas d'Is (Penàguila, Alicante): Villages and monumental enclosures of the Early Neolithic in the Serpis valley / Joan Bernabéu Aubán, Francisco Javier Molina Hernández, Teresa Orozco Köhler, Agustín Díez Castillo, Magdalena Gómez Puche In: Prehistory works, ISSN 008 2-5638, Vol. 60, No. 2, 2003, pages 39-59) and the application of New Technologies to the study of heritage, in which the development of the SIDGEIPA Archaeological Information System stands out. In recent years his research and teaching task is focused on the application of Geographic Information Systems to the archaeological field, the result of which are works such as "Old stones New Technologies", Illunzar 11 and the application of chemistry in the field of archeology , field in which he has directed the Doctoral Thesis of Gianni Gallelo entitled "Western Mediterranean archeology. Chemical element levels in archaological materials as a methodological tool ". The result of the direction of this Doctoral Thesis is the participation in different conferences among which the Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale (Pisa, 2017) and a series of articles stand out among which it deserves to stand out for its impact on the discipline "Anthropogenic units fingerprinted by REE in archaeological stratigraphy: Mas d'Is (Spain) case Rare earth elements" published in 2013.

EIXEA VILANOVA, ALEJO

EIXEA VILANOVA, ALEJO

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
Coordinador/a Curs

Facultat de Geografia i Història. Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 28. 46010 València Edifici Departamental. Despatx 207

(9639) 83891

alejo.eixea@uv.es

Biography
 

Llicenciat en Història per la Universitat de València en 2008, Diploma d'Estudis Avançats en 2010 i doctor en Prehistòria en 2015 amb menció internacional i Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat per la mateixa universitat. La seva tesi doctoral Caracterización tecnológica y uso del espacio en los yacimientos del Paleolítico medio de la región central del Mediterráneo Ibérico va ser dirigida pel prof. Valentín Villaverde i emmarcada dintre d’un contracte predoctoral “Atracció de Talent. Valencia International Campus of Excellence” (2011-2015) de la Universitat de València. Durant la realització d’aquesta va dur a terme diferents estades de recerca en centres internacionals com el Musée National de Préhistoire i l'INRAP (Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives) a França i a l’Institute of Archaeology de la Hebrew University of Jerusalem a Israel. Posteriorment, va gaudir dels contractes postdoctorals Juan de la Cierva-formación a l’IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social) (2017-2018) i APOSTD-Generalitat Valenciana al Departament de Prehistòria, Arqueologia i Història Antiga de la Universitat de València (2018-2019). Durant aquest període també va realitzar diferents estades al Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de París i a l’ITN (Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear) de Lisboa gràcies a l'obtenció d'una ajuda “José Castillejo” per a la mobilitat de joves doctors. En desembre de 2019, es va incorporar al Departament de Prehistòria, Arqueologia i Història Antiga com a Professor Ajudant Doctor a l’àrea de Prehistòria.

Les seves línies de treball es centren en la caracterització i sistematització de les industries lítiques del paleolític i els patrons d’ocupació del territori al llarg del Mediterrani occidental en base a la tecno-tipologia lítica i l’anàlisi de les matèries primeres. Ha participat en més d’una desena de projectes nacionals (Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, programa de excel·lència PROMETEO de la Generalitat Valencia i programa AGAUR de la Generalitat Catalana) i internacionals (Ministère de la Culture de France) dels quals ha sigut IP en dos d’ells. El primer de la Fundació BBVA dintre del programa Leonardo a Investigadores y Creadores Culturales i el segon dintre de les ajudes del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte per al desenvolupament d’un projecte a l’estranger. Finalment, ha co-dirigit les excavacions arqueològiques a l’Abrigo de la Quebrada (Chelva) (2011-2015), Cova Negra (Xàtiva) (2014-2017), Barranc Fondo (Benissa) (2018), Puntal del Gat (Benirredrà) (2018-2019), Paratge Natural de Los Aljezares (Aspe) (2018-2021) i Cova Foradada (Oliva, València) (2022-2025).

FUMADO ORTEGA, IVAN

FUMADO ORTEGA, IVAN

PI-Invest Cont Ramon y Cajal
Biography
 

I graduated in History (2002) and I got a PhD in Archaeology (2009) by the University of Valencia with a Doctoral Thesis on the urban morphology of the ancient city of Carthage (Tunisia) between the 8th and 2nd centuries BC. I have made pre-doctoral study stays in the University of Bologna (1999-2000), in the School of History and Archaeology in Rome of the CSIC (2005-2007) and in the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome (2008-2009). I have made short study stays at l'École française d'Athènes (2010) and at Oxford University (2011). I have enjoyed postdoctoral research contracts at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin (2011-2013) and at the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme d'Aix-en-provence of the CNRS (2015-2016). Since 2018 I enjoy the Ramon y Cajal research contract granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

I am currently leading a Research Project on the territorial bases of the Carthaginian urban phenomenon and the exploitation of the natural resources of the landscape surrounding the ancient city of Carthage (Tunisia), both in Punic and Roman times. The project is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, by the Spanish Institute of Cultural Heritage and by the Palarq Foundation, and is being developed in close collaboration with the Tunisian National Institute of Heritage.

GALLELLO, GIANNI

GALLELLO, GIANNI

PI-Invest Disting Beatriz Galindo

Dr. Gianni Gallello Distinguished Researcher Department of Prehistory, Archeology and Ancient History University of Valencia Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 28 46010 Valencia - (Spain) office: Second floor, office 215

(9638) 64080

gianni.gallello@uv.es

Biography
 

Gianni Gallello was awarded his PhD in 2014 by the University of Valencia (Spain). In his dissertation he developed innovative methodological proposals for the study of archaeological soil and human remains, employing novel sampling strategies, Rare Earth Elements (REE), major and trace element analysis and multivariate statistics. The capability to act consistently has helped to provide the support to present new methodological proposals for a set of heterogeneous and diachronic archaeological materials (from Prehistory). During the last 10 years his research activity has been focused on the chemical analysis of different archaeological materials, testing new methodological approaches to overcome some of the most significant problems facing the archaeological community in the sphere of ancient human activity fingerprinted in the soil, post-mortem bone contaminations, lithic material origins, the raw material origins of mortar, provenance of ceramics and identification of organic materials in ancient objects. Gianni has a background in analytical chemistry and a wide range of practical and analytical skills acquired working across the disciplines of Archaeology, Biology, Geology and Analytical Chemistry. Significant results from his PhD and subsequent postdoctoral research have been published in high impact journals. He is committed to disseminating his research as widely as possible and was invited to present his research at different congresses and conferences worldwide. Gianni has significant experience in supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students in different institutions.

Gallello was a Marie Curie Research Fellow (2016-2018) at the University of York (UK) with MATRIX Project funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020). The aim of the innovative MATRIX project is to establish a new interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary methodological approach for the identification of anthropogenic deposits in archaeological excavations through REE soil analysis. In 2014 Gianni founded ArchaeChemis (www.uv.es/archaechemis) at the University of Valencia. ArchaeChemis was designed as a chemical analysis unit for research and technology transfer aimed at both research groups and non-academic organizations engaged in the study of the past. Today Gianni is Distinguished Researcher at the Department of Prehistory, Archaeology and Ancient History (University of Valencia) running ArchaeChemis unit and also Research Associate at the Department of Archaeology (University of York). Gianni has been the first and corresponding author of general public interest scientific publications such as the paper about poisoning of very famous humanists from the Italian Renaissance like Pico della Mirandola (Gallello et al., 2018) that was news in Spanish and Italian national media. Furthermore an important news in Spanish media was his study about the conservation state of Persepolis an UNESCO cultural heritage site (Gallello et al., 2016). He was studying soil sequences from the terraced UNESCO landscape at Konso (Ethiopia) and at Engaruka (Tanzania) in collaboration with the Archaeology of Agricultural Resilience in Eastern Africa (AAREA) ERC project team. Gianni has also attended AAREA Policy Brief sessions at the British Houses of Parliament (London) in November 2017 participating in the question and answer sessions regarding possible applications of MATRIX research results. Also, He presented the MATRIX project results at the offices of the White-Rose University Consortium in Brussels in December 2017.

 

GARCIA PUCHOL, MARIA ORETO

GARCIA PUCHOL, MARIA ORETO

PDI-Contractat/Da Doctor/A
Director/a Titulacio Master Oficial

(9616) 25359

oreto.garcia@uv.es

GOMEZ BELLARD, CARLOS

GOMEZ BELLARD, CARLOS

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Coordinador/a de Mobilitat
GRAU ALMERO, ELENA

GRAU ALMERO, ELENA

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
JIMENEZ SALVADOR, JOSE LUIS

JIMENEZ SALVADOR, JOSE LUIS

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Director/a Titulacio Master Oficial
MACHAUSE LOPEZ, SONIA

MACHAUSE LOPEZ, SONIA

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A

Facultat de Geografia i Història (Edifici Departamental. 1ª i 2ª planta). Despatx 108. Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, 28 46010 València

83897

sonia.machause@uv.es

Biography
 

BA History in Universitat de València (2010), MA Archaeology (2012) and MA in Teaching Training (2013). International PhD in Mediterranean Prehistory and Archaeology with the dissertation: Caves as ritual spaces in Iberian Iron Ages: the cases of Kelin, Edeta and Arse (2017).

She has also developed her research abroad: Archéologie des Sociétés Méditerranéennes (UMR5140) (Montpellier, France) (2010-2011), Department of Archaeology (Durham University, UK) (2015, 2019-2020), School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (Merced, UC, USA) (2016), as well as a yearly postdoctoral research stay in Durham University (POSTD-Generalitat Valenciana-European Social Fund Fellow, 2019-2020).

Her research is focused on the Iberian ritual caves (6th c.- 1st c. BC.). She analyzes not only the artefacts, the context and the sacred landscape, but also the sensorial and emotional experiences personalized on these natural scenarios, considering their importance across time, their memories and the ancestors related to them. From 2018, she codirects the archaeological excavations in Cueva del Sapo (Chiva, València).

Research Interests:

  • Cave archaeology
  • Iberian Iron Age
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Iberian Material Culture
  • Rituals
  • Sensorial archaeology

*Coordinator of the Teaching Innovation Project: METARQ (from 2020) 

OROZCO KOHLER, MARIA TERESA

OROZCO KOHLER, MARIA TERESA

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Director/a de Departament

Edifici Departamental. Despatx 104

(9639) 83896

teresa.orozco@uv.es

PEREZ JORDA, GUILLEM

PEREZ JORDA, GUILLEM

PI-Invest Disting d'Excel.lencia Cv
QUIXAL SANTOS, DAVID

QUIXAL SANTOS, DAVID

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
Cap de Seccio-Servei

6a planta edifici principal. Facultat Geografia i Història. Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 28. 46010 València

(9639) 83649

david.quixal@uv.es

Biography
 

Degree in History from the Universitat de València with Extraordinary Honor Prize (2006) and Doctor cum laude in Archaeology from the same university (2013). He developed his PhD The Requena-Utiel Plateau in the 2nd-1st centuries BC. The Romanization of the Iberian territory of Kelin under the direction of Prof. Consuelo Mata, in the framework of a pre-doctoral fellowship Cinc Segles UV and with a grant from the Instituto Alicantino de Cultura Juan Gil-Albert. The thesis was later published as a monograph in the Miscellaneous serie of the Servei d'Investigació Prehistòrica (2015). During the realization of the PhD, he developed research stays in the School of Human Evolution & Social Change of the Arizona State University (USA) under the direction of Prof. Michael Barton, in the School of Humanities of the University of Southampton (England) with Prof. Simon Keay and in the Department of Archeology at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) with Prof. Peter Van Dommelen. 

Subsequently, he enjoyed a VAL i+D GVA postdoctoral contract at the UV Department of Prehistory, Archaeology and Ancient History, with a one-year postdoctoral stay at the Joukowsky Institute for Archeology and the Ancient World at Brown University (USA). He has been an associate professor of Ancient History at the UV, an associate professor in the Department of Humanities at the Universidad Cardenal Herrera CEU and a collaborating professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He is currently an assistant professor of ​​Archeology at the UV. He has taught in the degrees of History, Art History and Philosophy, as well as in the master's degree in Archaeology.

He is specialized in Iberian Culture and his line of research is focused on Landscape & Territory analysis, rural habitat, pottery production, metallurgy, beekeeping, as well as Romanization processes of indigenous societies. He has co-directed the archaeological excavations in the Iberian rural settlement of Casa de la Cabeza (Requena, Valencia) and in the metallurgical workshop of Los Chotiles (Sinarcas, Valencia). Since 2017, together with Consuelo Mata, he has co-directed the project for the excavation, research and enhancement of the Iberian hillfort of Pico de los Ajos (Yátova, Valencia), in collaboration with the Museu de Prehistòria de València and the Ayuntamiento de Yátova, integrated within the Ruta dels Ibers. València. Likewise, he has carried out 4 surveying campaigns for the Iberian and Roman settlement pattern in the Requena-Utiel region and has worked on numerous excavations in Spain and Italy, highlighting his participation in the projects of the Casa di Arianna and Via degli Augustali (Pompeii, Italy), Truncu e'Molas & Pauli Stincus (Punic occupation in Sardinia, Italy) and Djebel Mergueb (territory of Carthage, Tunisia).

He is part of the editorial board of the journal Saitabi (Facultat de Geografia i Història, UV). He has been reviewer in journals such as the Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Trabajos de Prehistoria and SAGVNTVM. He has participated in the elaboration of two master plans, one of the Iberian Culture in Valencia and another of the aforementioned Pico de los Ajos.

He is head of initiative of the Vice-Principal of Culture and Society, coordinating the Unisocietat program in different locations. In addition to that, he coordinates the Seasonal Universities of Requena (Wine) and Ayora (Honey Culture). It is part of the Centro de Estudios Requenenses and the Instituto de Estudios Comarcales de la Hoya de Buñol-Chiva, an institution from which received a research prize in 2009.

REAL MARGALEF, CRISTINA

REAL MARGALEF, CRISTINA

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A

Dpt. Prehistòria, Arqueologia i Història Antiga. Facultat de Geografia i Història (Edifici Departamental) Despatx 106. Universitat de València. Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 28 46010 València cristina.real@uv.es

cristina.real@uv.es

Biography
 

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RIPOLLES ALEGRE, PEDRO PABLO

RIPOLLES ALEGRE, PEDRO PABLO

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
ROLDAN GARCIA, CLODOALDO

ROLDAN GARCIA, CLODOALDO

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Biography
 

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VILLAVERDE BONILLA, VALENTIN

VILLAVERDE BONILLA, VALENTIN

PDI-Emerit/a Universitat

Facultat de Geografia i Història Edifici Departamental 2ª Planta Despaix 204 Avda. Blasco IBáñez, 28 Valencia 46010

(9638) 64112

valentin.villaverde@uv.es

Biography
 

My research work has focused on various areas of ancient Prehistory: the study of the Middle and Upper Paleolithic and Prehistoric Art. My most relevant contributions are the characterization and systematization of the Palaeolithic art of the Iberian Mediterranean, the lithic industries of the Middle Palaeolithic in the central Mediterranean region and the systematization of the sequence of the Upper Palaeolithic in this same region, with special attention to the palaeoeconomic and cultural issues. I have also contributed to a methodological renewal of the study of Levantine Art, with important contributions in relation to its evolution and the characterization of the style.

This work began with my incorporation to the University of Valencia in 1979, and has been carried out through the participation and, above all, the direction of various research projects of a national and regional nature, and some of an international nature. In this sense, I have been the PR of nine projects and have participated in another of the Sapanish National Plan, as well as in a Hispano-Belgian project and in another financed by the Leakey Foundation.

I have been director of various archaeological excavations, at sites such as the Cova Negra de Xàtiva, the Cova de les Cendres in Teulada-Moraira, the Cova de les Malladetes de Barx, the Ratlla del Bubo de Crevillent, the Cova de les Meravelles de Gandía , the Shelter of the Quebrada de Chelva, the Cave Antón de Mula, the Shelter of the Boja de Mula and the Shelter of the Doña Martina de Mula Estate, and the tracing and documentation works in the Shelters with paintings and engravings of the Cova de les Meravelles de Gandia, the Cova dels Cavalls (Tirig), Coves de la Saltadora (Coves de Vinromà), Abric de Vicent (Millares), the Cingle de la Mola Remigia (Ares del Maestre), Cova Remigia (Ares del Maestre), the Abric de la Sarga (Alcoi), the Abric de Centelles (Albocàsser) and Abric de la Xivana (Alfarb), as well as the collection of portable art of Parpalló.

My scientific production includes various monographs and about 250 articles or book chapters, both national and international.

I have been a guest speaker at various national and foreign congresses and a member of their scientific committees. I have been curator of various exhibitions related to my field of research, highlighting the one held at the University of Valencia in 2001, entitled “From Neanderthals to Cromañones. The beginnings of human settlement in the Valencian region ”.

To date, I have directed a total of 24 Doctoral Theses, as well as numerous Master's Thesis and Graduated's Thesis. I have collaborated as History Manager of the National Research Plan for the Ministry of Economy and Research and has participated in the Academy program, and as an evaluator for ANEP, ICREA and AGAUR, as well as for the Ministry of Culture of France and the UK Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

I direct the Prehistory Research Group of the University of Valencia (refer. UV 0423).

Projects currently in progress:

GVPROMETEU2017-060. El pasado lejano. Aproximación a la conducta y la ocupación del territorio en el paleolítico valenciano. Entidad financiadora: Generalitat Valenciana. Consellería de Cultura, Educació i Esport.

HAR2017-85153-P. Síntesis del Paleolítico medio y superior en Valencia y Murcia: aspectos cronológicos, paleoambientales, económicos y culturales. Entidad financiadora:  Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.