Collaborative researchers

Virgilio Fernandez AceboVirgilio R. Fernández Acebo is founding member of various organizations dedicated to the study and conservation of Archaeological and Cultural Heritage. He is specially focused on the study of caves. He was cofounder and first president of the Cantabrian Federation of Speleology, in which he developed structures destined to document and preserve the vulnerable heritage related to karst. He’s also collaborated for two decades at the Prehistory and Archaeology Museum of Cantabria. He has helped to design and create several projects destined to preserve structures and study different aspects of heritage, as the Archaeological Letter of Cantabria, the Villas Pasiegas Museum or the Archive-Museum of Health Science of Cantabria. Author of several books, articles, exhibitions, etc., related to karst, Archaeology, technology, historiographic studies, especially related to cultural and scientific heritage. Current member of several organizations dedicated to the study of culture and Heritage. He has been a researcher-collaborator of the IMBEAC since 2008.

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Joaquín de Diego Martínez (Quino). BA in History by the Complutense University of Madrid. He has also studied in the universities of Cantabria and Plymouth. He’s founder and manager of the multidisciplinary company “GEA Impulso Global”. Created in 2005, it specializes on studies and all-round projects on territory, specially focusing on correlations and historical repercussions of human activities. He’s carried out several projects and studies on territorial planning, urbanism, environment and culture. Regarding historical research, he has worked on the research, design and musealization of the interpretive centres of the “XVIII Century Dungeon of Cabezón de la Sal”, “The Windmill of Carralejo, XVIII Century”, “’Hombre Pez’ Interpretive Centre of Liérganes, S. XVII”, etc.
He has specialized on recreating and reenacting various historical periods and on Experimental Military Archaeology. He is in charge of some of the first Historical Reenactments of Cantabria, and he’s consultant of the reenactment of the “Cantabrian Wars” fiesta and several other fiestas and events. He’s cofounder of the “Armory Room of the Northern Legion” of Historical Fencing and member of the Spanish Federation of Historical Fencing” (FEEH). Since 2010, he collaborates on different IMBEAC research projects.

Israel Jacobo Alcón García graduated in History from the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). He earned an MA in Archaeology of the Mediterranean Region and Classic Antiquity from the Complutense University of Madrid.  He is currently pursuing his PhD in History and Archaeology by the Complutense University of Madrid. His dissertation is called “The ceramic of the Late Medieval Age at the high and low Tajo regions”, directed  by Manuel Retuerce Velasco. Since 2002 he has specialised in experimental archaeology of the manufacture of ceramic, learning pottery at the Folklore School of Guadalajara. He has worked on a great number of archaeological projects in Spain, France, Portugal and Italy. He is a member of the “Monte Bernorio and its Environment Project”, and he has worked on the archaeological seasons at “La Huerta Varona” and “The Castro of El Cerrito” since 2015, as an archaeology field technician and a researcher and author on IMBEAC publications.

Víctor Gil de Muro Eguizábal. BA in History by the University of Zaragoza, specialized in Archaeology. He’s taken part on several archaeological digs of different chronology (since the Paleolithic until Contemporanean Ages), both carried out by universities or private companies. During the academic year 2012-2013 he held a scholarship from the Culture and Education Ministry, at the Sciences of Antiquity Department of the University of Zaragoza, where he developed the project “Opera signina at the central valley of river Ebro: catalogue, comparative study and database”. He’s completed his training with various specialized courses and workshops, and is currently studying the Master in Sciences of Antiquity at the University of Zaragoza. He is a IMBEAC collaborator since 2010.

Alberto Andréu Prieto. BA in Economic Sciences, specialized in Economic Analysi and MSc in “Data Mining and Business Intelligence” from the Complutense University of Madrid. His training focuses on quantitative analysis of information. He has worked in various projects and has published several works on analysis of Big Data. He is currently working as a research assistant at the Actualmente desarrolla su actividad como asistente de investigación en R&D Home Automation Centre, research centre for the use of ICT, that belongs to the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

He collaborates on the “Monte Bernorio in its Environment” Project since 2013.

Pedro R. Moya-Maleno. PhD in History, with European mention, from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has specialised in Ethnoarchaeology and long-lasting processes applied to European Protohistory and Celtic Hispania. He has collaborated with several magazines and seminars in Spain and diverse European countries. These works have also been related to other lines of work, as territorialisation and prehistoric roads, preindustrial technology, Professional Archaeology, and the Southern Plain of the Iberian Peninsula from the Calcholithic to Romanization (focusing on the comarca of Campo de Montiel and the Upper Jabalón). He is member of the Celtic Studies Belgian Group and the Research Group of Spanish Roman Cities, and Director of the Studies Centre of Campo de Montiel. He has also directed the ‘Jamila Environment’ Archaeological Project since 2004.

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