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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

I read Archaeology at Complutense University of Madrid (2016) and continued my studies with and MSc in Archaeological Sciences: Technology and Materials at UCL (2017). After working as technician at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History (University of Leicester), I am now pursuing a PhD in Archaeology funded by the AHRC-DTP and the Cambridge Trust.

Research

My research focuses on the evolution, co-existence and adaptation of tin-bronze alloying methods over time. I am interested in understanding when the different alloying techniques appeared, why they co-existed and how this can be linked to broader socio-economic and technological dynamics operating over time and space. I am focussing my research on Northeaster Iberia analysing bronze slags and technical ceramics from different sites dated from Early Bronze Age to Iron Age.

More broadly, my research interests are related to technical knowledge transmission and evolution, material analyses and analytical techniques and European Later Prehistory. 

Publications

Key publications: 

Montes-Landa, J.; Montero-Ruiz, I.; Castanyer Masoliver, P.; Santos Retolaza, M.; Tremoleda Trilla, J. and Martinón-Torres, M. (2020).Traditions and innovations: versatility of copper and tin bronze making recipes in Iron Age Emporion (L'Escala, Spain). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-020-01081-7

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Other Professional Activities

Treasurer of the Archaeological Review from Cambridge

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology
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General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Artefact Analysis & Technology
Archaeometallurgy

Affiliations

Person keywords: 
Copper-based metallurgy
Sn-bronzes
Alloying techniques
Chaînes opératoires
Technical knowledge
Subjects: 
Archaeological Science
Archaeology
Themes: 
Science, Technology and Innovation
Material Culture
Geographical areas: 
Europe
Mediterranean
Periods of interest: 
Copper/Bronze Age
Iron Age