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I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Seville, presenting my thesis titled "El Ager de Augusta Emerita en la Antigüedad Tardía (4th-8th centuries)" as part of the Tendencias y Aplicaciones en la Investigación Arqueológica program. Successfully defended in 2011, my thesis received the distinction of Sobresaliente cum laude with a European mention. Notably, my research was primarily conducted at the Institute of Archaeology of Merida (CSIC) from 2004 to 2010, where I actively participated in various national and international research projects and benefited from several research stays at European universities, notably the Università degli Studi di Padova. Post-Ph.D., my career took a dual trajectory. I firstly engaged in scientific collaborations with Americanist study associations and served as a visiting professor at institutions in the Republic of Cuba. Concurrently, I pursued a freelance archaeology career, directing various archaeological projects in the Spanish regions of Extremadura and Andalusia. These roles enriched my understanding of global archaeological perspectives and diversified my professional experience. From 2013 to 2015, I worked in the Republic of Ecuador as a cultural heritage manager. This position allowed me to practically apply my skills and knowledge, particularly those gained at the World Heritage-listed archaeological site of Merida. My efforts in Ecuador were part of the Prometeo Program, focusing on heritage project management and development in San Miguel de Ibarra and with the consortium responsible for Yachay Tech University's construction. In 2015, I joined the Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM | NOVA FCSH), supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). This opportunity enabled me to extend my research from Augusta Emerita to early medieval landscapes in Portugal, specifically within the project "Change and Continuity in Early Medieval Rural Hispania." In 2019, I accepted a position as a Research Fellow at NOVA FCSH, where I expanded my research endeavours. This role, associated with the project "Continuity, Transformation, and Change," focused on a multidisciplinary study of rural areas between the Tagus and Mondego rivers during the early medieval period.


  • CC Archaeology
  • D111 Medieval History
  • D051 Ancient History
  • DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World


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