Bruno Osório was born on the 14th of March, 1984, in Peso da Régua (Portugal).Graduate in History (Archaeology branch) by the University of Minho (Braga).Research fellowship holder of the Archaeological Unit of University of Minho (UAUM) with the project “Study, Conservation and Dissemi- nation of the Archaeological and Cultural Heritage of Boti- cas”.Currently completing a Master’s degree in Archaeology in the same University, with the theme: “Iron Age Hillforts of the Upper Valley of the Terva River (Boticas, Portugal)”.
Dr. Manuel Fernández-Götz is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, Executive Board Member of the European Association of Archaeologists, andwinner of the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize. He has authored more than 150 publications on Iron Age societies in Central and Western Europe, the archaeology of identities, and the archaeology of the Roman conquest. Key publications include the monographs Identity and Power: The Transformation of Iron Age Societies in Northeast
Gaul (Amsterdam 2014), and the edited volumes Paths to Complexity: Centralisation and Urbanisation in Iron Age Europe (Oxford 2014), Eurasia at the Dawn of History: Urbanization and Social Change (Cambridge 2016)
and Conflict Archaeology: Materialities of Collective Violence from Prehistory to Late Antiquity (New York 2018). He has directed fieldwork in Germany, Spain and Scotland, and is currently co-director of research at Pozega (Croatia).
Gonçalo Cruz was born in October 19th, 1982, in Pinhel (Portugal). He made his graduation in History and Archaeology at the University of Minho (Braga), and works has an archaeologist in the Martins Sarmento Society (Guimarães), at the archaeological sites of Citânia de Briteiros and Castro de Sabroso, as well as in the Castro Culture Museum, in Briteiros. Investigator of the Laboratory of Landscape, Heritage and Territory of the University of Minho (Lab2pt), develops his master’s project in the same University under the title “Oppida, urbanism and romanization in the hillforts on Northern Portugal. The Citânia de Briteiros as a case study”.
I studied for an MA in Roman Archaeology at the University of Durham where I then progressed to complete a PhD examining cultural change in the east of Britain through the Late Iron Age and early Roman period. At the University of Kent I teach courses on Later Prehistory in Britain and Europe as well as the Roman era in the NorthWest Provinces. I have expertise in pottery studies and am the editor of the Journal of Roman Pottery Studies. An active field archaeologist throughout my career I have participated on and led various projects in Britain (including sites in London, Colchester, Yorkshire and Scotland) and Europe including two long term survey projects in Portugal. I am keen to train students and volunteers in fieldwork methods and this is a priority on the research excavations and survey we are presently conducting in Lincolnshire and Kent. My publications include artefact specialist reports, synthetic analytical studies, commentaries and site publications, and a particular focus has remained the Late Iron Age to Roman transition.
Dr. Xosé-Lois Armada is a Ramón y Cajal programme Researcher at the Institute of Heritage Sciences of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC-INCIPIT), based in Santiago de Compostela. His main line of research is protohistoric metallurgy and its social meaning, with special attention to Atlantic Europe and the western Mediterranean. His research activity has focused on museums and sites in Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom and France, with special attention, in recent years, to metal deposits and goldsmithing. He persuited his PhD degree at the University of A Coruña, where he presented his thesis on rituals of commensality in the Northwest and the North Peninsular Plateau, through its metallic instruments. His Postdoctoral research trajectory has been developed at the Department of Archaeology of Durham University, at Incipit - CSIC and at the UCL Institute of Archeology. He has been and is a principal investigator of several projects of competitive public call (State Plan for Challenges, Marie Curie IEF, Galician R & D Plan, Projects of Excellence of the Xunta de Galicia) and has participated as a researcher in several European projects and in projects of the Spanish National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation.
Between 2003 and 2012 he codirected the Research Programme regarding The Protohistorical site of Calvari del Molar and the Mining Area of Molar-Bellmunt-Falset (Tarragona).
The research projects he has led at Incipit – CSIC, between 2010 and 2012 and again since 2016, have provided important breakthroughs in the knowledge of the metallurgy of the peninsular Northwest, which include results of Pb isotopes in copper-based objects, direct dating through C14 AMS of ingots and castings or the characterization of non-metallic fillings in goldsmith's pieces. He was awarded with a Marie Curie Grant for the biennial 2014-2016, used to develop the comparative study of the Final Bronze deposits in four areas of the Atlantic Europe, research that he developed while at London.
Throughout his research career he has worked in other complementary fields, such as rituals of sacrifice and commensality, protohistorical and Roman archeology, scientific publishing or the history of archaeology. Regarding this last aspect, mention should be made of the participation in the European Project Archives of European Archeology IV, integrated in the research team of the University of Durham. He is the author of more than a hundred publications, between articles in scientific journals, book chapters, reviews, books and dissemination texts. He is the co-editor of the books Contacto Cultural entre el Mediterráneo y el Atlántico (siglos XII- VIII ane). La precolonización a debate (EEHAR-CSIC, 2008), Atlantic Europe in the first millennium BC: Crossing thedivide (Oxford University Press, 2011), O xacemento de Santa Comba e a minería de Covas. Investigacións recentes (Embora, 2015), and Metals, minds and mobility: Integrating scientific data with archaeological theory (Oxbow Books, in press).
He is a member of several editorial committees (Bibliotheca Praehistorica Hispana, Revista d'Arqueologia de Ponent, etc.) and external reviewer for 14 journals and academic publishers.