Graduate in archaeology from the University of Seville (2021) and interuniversity Master in Ancient Mediterranean (UOC, UAB, UAH). Former collaborator of the Institute of Anthropological Research and Archaeological Museum of the University of San Simon (Cochabamba, Bolivia).
He is currently part of the Project "Construyendo Tarteso 2.0 Constructive, spatial and territorial analysis of an architectural model in the Middle Guadiana Valley. PID2019-108180GB-100 (2020-2023)" at the Institute of Archaeology-Mérida (CSIC-Junta de Extremadura). His main line of research focuses on the analysis of earthen architecture during the 1st Iron Age, both in indigenous and Phoenician environments. Among all, he focuses on the Southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, basins of the Guadalquivir and Guadiana rivers, in whose middle section is located the Tartessian site of Casas del Turuñuelo (Guareña, Badajoz), his main object of study.
Within the Extremadura area, he is also developing the study of the Vetón-Republican castro of El Castillejo (Madrigalejo, Cáceres) and the territory of the Ruecas river.
Member of the "Nuraghe Project" (Sardinia, Italy) in the framework of which he analyzes the relationships between indigenous people and people of Eastern origin in the central-western Mediterranean in protohistoric times. In addition, she collaborates in the development of digital resources and management of community archaeology in rural areas.
Among the other lines in which he has worked are the reflection of Phoenician and Eastern rituality in the central-western Mediterranean, the application of the Darwinian theoretical framework for the study of historical cultures and anthropological works. In addition, he has also developed his activity in different archaeological excavation and prospecting projects, both within the peninsula and in Mediterranean contexts.
Scientific Researcher, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Director of the Archaeological Institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). P.I. Research Group CSIC “Archaeology of urban planning, architecture, landscape and Image”
Specialist Protohistory of the Iberian Peninsula, specifically in Tartessos. Director of the archaeological excavations of the building under barrow of Cancho Roano, Cerro Borreguero and Casas del Turuñuelo, studies the society of Tartessos through the architecture. Also I work on the “stelae of warrior” in the west of the Iberian Peninsula and its relationship with the territory.
The most recent work: S. Celestino and C. López-Ruiz (2016): Tartessos and the fhoeniciens in Iberia. Oxford University Press. Oxford.
S. Celestino (2016): Tarteso. Territorio y Cultura. Ariel ed. . Barcelona
I have a degree in History from the University of Cordoba and, after finishing my undergraduate studies, I completed the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Archaeology at the Universities of Granada and Seville.
Since I started my university studies I have been participating in archaeological excavations linked to different historical contexts, although most of them have been framed in the prehistoric field. In the field of research, although I have been collaborating with different university departments, I have specialized mainly in taxonomic and taphonomic archaeozoological studies, as well as in the methodology of fieldwork, through active collaboration with the Area of Prehistory of the Department of History of the University of Cordoba.
In addition to my training, it is worth mentioning that I studied a Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary Education at the University of Cordoba, which has been useful in my experience with the dissemination of topics related to History, Archaeology and Historical Heritage, since in recent years I have been alternating jobs related to professional Archaeology with others related to cultural and heritage dissemination activities.
Recently I have been hired as technical support staff in the Medieval History Area of the History Department of the University of Cordoba and, currently, I have joined the Institute of Archaeology of Merida-CSIC within the framework of the INVESTIGO PROGRAMME and within the research project "Archaeology in the Universal Exhibitions (1873,1878,1929) and its value in cultural tourism".
Graduated in Archaeology from the Complutense University of Madrid (2019), where he also obtained a Master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology (2020) and Teacher Training for Secondary and High School, Vocational Training and Language Teaching (2021).
He has participated in several projects, laboratories and excavations as a volunteer and later technician in Castilla y León, Aragón, Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha and Cantabria, covering various periods (from Paleolithic to contemporary times) and approaches.
Interests and lines of research
- Geographic Information Technologies and their application in archaeological research.
- Study of human societies from the Upper Paleolithic to Roman times, with special emphasis on Recent Prehistory.
- Methodologies and teaching resources in History for ESO and Bachillerato.
He joined the Institute of Archaeology of Merida-CSIC within the Program Investigo-Plan of Recovery, Transformation and Resilience, as technical staff within the Research Group of Archaeology of Architecture and Territory.
PhD in History (specialty in Prehistory and Archaeology) by the Complutense University of Madrid in 2000, I'm working at the Merida Institute of Archaeology from 2006 as a posdoc researcher, and from 2007 as a permanent member. I devoted the first stages of my scientific activity to the Iron Age of Southern Iberia. From the beginning this work has been oriented to an archaeological approach to the landscape, with the aim of developing a human geography of past communities with two main axes of research. On one hand, from the point of view of historical analysis, it has been focused on the transition between Protohistory and the Roman world in the Mediterranean area, without forgetting the vocation of studying the long-term processes inherent to this type of work. On the other hand methodologically I have devoted my efforts to strengthen the role of non-invasive systems such as remote sensing, aerial survey and geophysics, and especially surface survey. I'm interested in assessing the reliability of such studies, experimenting with procedures and results as well as its ability to capture the complexity of the use of space across the landscape. I have also worked in the articulation of all these processes through the application of geospatial technologies. In this sense, I co-direct a postgraduate course which is done in conjunction with the INCIPIT and held annually since 2006.
With regard to my scientific goals in the long term, these will focus on promoting the development of a research on agrarian spaces that combines historical interpretation with the contributions, interests and objectives from other disciplines, highlighting the synergies with environmental sciences, agronomy and high precision agriculture. I also intend to encourage the development of comparative studies on the
transformation of the landscape at a macro-regional scale regarding the Romanization process.
José María Terrón López; Victorino Mayoral Herrera; José Ángel Salgado Carmona; Francisco Galea; VíctorHurtado; Carlos Odriozola; Pedro Mateos; Antonio Pizzo (2015): Use of Soil Apparent Electrical Resistivity Contact Sensors for the Extensive Study of Archaeological Sites. Archaeological Prospection. Published online - DOI:10.1002/arp.151.
Pedro Mateos Cruz; Antonio Pizzo; Victorino Mayoral Herrera (2014): Integrating survey data for studying the townscape of Contributa Iulia Ugultunia (Medina de las Torres). Journal of Roman Archaeology. 27, pp. 109 - 132.
Mataloto, Rui; Mayoral, Victorino; Roque, C. (eds) (2014): La gestación de los paisajes rurales entre la protohistoria y el periodo romano. Anejos de Archivo Español de Arqueología. Mérida. 70, CSIC, 2014. ISBN 978-84-00-09814-8
Mayoral Herrera, V; Martínez, J.A; Ortiz, P. (2013): Creating and analyzing digital terrain models for archaeological research. En Cristina Corsi, Božidar Slapšak, y F. Vermeulen (eds.): Good Practice in Archaeological Diagnostics. Non-invasive Survey of Complex Archaeological Sites. Springer: 227 - 243.
Pérez, J.A; Mayoral, V.; Martínez, J.A; De Tena, M. (2013): Multi-temporal archaeological analyses of alluvial landscapes using the photogrammetric restitution of historical flights: A case study of Medellin (Badajoz, Spain). Journal of Archaeological Science. 40, pp. 349 - 364.
Mayoral Herrera, V; Martínez del Pozo, José Ángel; Paliou, Elephteria; Salas Tovar, Ernesto (2012): Building a topographical model for the Roman town of Ammaia,. Ammaia I: The survey. A Romano-LusitanianTownscape Revealed. Edited by C. Corsi and F. Vermeulen,. pp. 31 - 36. Gante Academia Press. ISBN 978-90-382-1957-8
Referencia del proyecto: HAR2012-37003-C03-03
Título: Arqueología de la conquista e implantación romana en Hispania. Estrategias y modelos de control territorial en el Oeste de la Provincia Ulterior.
Graduate in History from the University of Salamanca (2021) and Interuniversity Master in History and Science of Antiquity from the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Complutense University (2022).
She is currently contracted FPU21 for the development of her doctoral thesis "Trade routes between the Mediterranean and the peninsular interior during the I Iron Age (VII-IV b.n.e.)" within the "Construyendo Tarteso 2.0 Constructive, spatial and territorial analysis of an architectural model in the Middle Guadiana Valley". PID2019-108180GB-I00 (2020-2023)" at the Institute of Archaeology-Mérida (CSIC-Junta de Extremadura). His main line of research focuses on the study of the commercial circuits through which Mediterranean imports arrived to the Guadiana valley, through the analysis of the different peninsular territories through which the routes and sets of import materials would pass.
My professional and research career has focused on two main topics, management archaeology and the processes of participation and citizen science in cultural heritage. In the first case, I have participated as a technician and director in multiple archaeological interventions mainly in Extremadura, but also nationally in Andalusia and Castilla-La Mancha, and internationally in Syria and Taiwan.
My contributions in these interventions are limited to excavation methodology and archaeological prospection,
study of archaeological materials and my training in societies of the Late Bronze and Iron I
societies in the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean.
In relation to the processes of participation and citizen science I have focused my research on, on the one hand, diagnostic methodologies and citizen involvement in community management processes of cultural heritage,
and on the other hand, in the research and methodology of citizen participation in archaeological projects and museums.
This trajectory has been completed, in addition to research, scientific publication, management and participation in R&D projects, in direct work with communities involved in heritage processes, and with the realization of outreach activities such as courses, workshops and publications of didactic manuals.
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