The team

You can find here some personal data and contact information of every active member of

José Manuel Costa García.


PhD in Archeology (2013) and BA in History (2006) with extraordinary degree prize from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Advanced Studies Diploma in Archaeology from the same university (2008). He also got a FPU predoctoral grant (2008-12). Active member of the archaeological research team in the Roman fort of A Cidadela (Sobrado dos Monxes, A Coruña) (2007-2010). Specialized in the study of Roman military presence combining specific methodologies coming from archeology, ancient history, epigraphy and new technologies.      

Andrés Menéndez Blanco.

menendezBA in History (2009) from the University of Oviedo, where he was subsequently hired with a FICYT scholarship (2010-2014). He continued his studies at universities in London and Padua. His research focuses on the evolution of rural settlement between Antiquity and the Middle Ages, using a Landscape Archaeology methodology. Since 2007 he has also been also researching the archeology of the Roman conquest of the Iberian Northwest.

David González Álvarez.

gonzalezBA in History from the University of Oviedo (2007) and PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology from the Complutense University of Madrid (2016), where he got a FPU predoctoral contract (2009-2013) which allowed him to do research stays at the universities of Durham, Cardiff and Stanford. Nowadays he is honorary fellow at the Department of Prehistory in the UCM. He focuses his research on the study of cultural landscapes of the Cantabrian Mountains (North of Spain) during the Later Prehistory.          twitter

Manuel Gago Mariño.

gagoPhD in Communication Sicences from the University of Santiago de Compostela, he also is associate professor at the Communication Sciences School of the same university and director of, the internet portal for cultural diffusion of the Council of Galician Culture. He is member of the group Novos Media at the USC, where research focuses on information architecture, social networks and new media and science languages. His blog, the oldest still active in Galicia, is Capítulo Cero.

João Fonte.


PhD in Archaeology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2015), with a doctoral fellow from the Portuguese Science Foundation. Advanced Studies Diploma in Archaeology from the University of Santiago de Compostela, with recognition to the master degree by the Faculty of Arts, University of Coimbra (2010). Master in Geographic Information Systems from  the University’s Faculty of Arts, University Porto (2008). BA in History, specialization Archaeology from the University of Minho (2006). Areas of expertise: Landscape Archaeology, geospatial technologies and Proto-history and Romanization of Northwest Iberia.

Rebeca Blanco-Rotea.


Rebeca Blanco-Rotea. PhD in Archeology (2015) from the University of Basque Country (UPV-EHU) and BA in Geography and History (1996) from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Specialized in Landscape Archaeology and Archaeology of Architecture. Her research have focused on the archaeological study of protohistoric and historic architecture and on the analysis of Early modern period fortified landscapes. She collaborates with the research group Sincrisis (USC) and with the Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She is an active member of the Cultural Heritage Section of the Galician Culture Council.          Researchgate          Google Scholar          LinkedIn

Valentín Álvarez Martínez.


Valentín Álvarez Martínez. BA in History (2005) and Advanced Studies Diploma (2009) from the University of Oviedo. Since then he has worked in commercial Archeology, mainly monitoring, excavations and reports related to the Asturian cultural Heritage. He currently is co-director -with J.R. Muñiz Alvarez- of the Spanish archaeological team of the international project “Archaeological research around the Qareisan Spring: Jebel al-Mutawwaq dolmen field (Jordan).” Similarly, he is part of the “Project Castillo de Gauzón (Castrillón, Asturias)”. In recent years his research has focused on the so-called Conflict Archaeology.