I work at the Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit) at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (Santiago de Compostela, Spain). My research deals with metallurgy and material culture studies, rituals of feasting and the history of archaeology. It is usually focused on the Late Bronze and Iron Ages on the Iberian Peninsula and the Atlantic Europe. I lead the research project entitled “Atlantic Late Bronze Age interaction through metal hoards” (ALBIMEH), funded by the European Union through the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) (FP7/2007-2013). Prior to this, I also led the project "From the workshop to the body: metals as power expressions in the Late Bronze Age and the Iron Age of NW Iberia" (2010-2012) at the Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit) at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). My doctoral research (University of A Coruña, Spain, 2005) dealt with the rituals of feasting and its associated material culture (cauldrons, flesh-hooks, spits, etc.) in northwest Iberia and the northern Meseta. I am also involved in a long-term research project into pre-Roman lead and silver mining in northeast Iberia. Linked to this research I have been co-directing excavations at the mining settlement of Calvari del Molar (Tarragona) and the survey of the surrounding area of Molar-Bellmunt-Falset (2003-2011). I co-edited the books Contacto cultural entre el Mediterráneo y el Atlántico (siglos XII-VIII ane). La precolonización a debate (CSIC, 2008) and Atlantic Europe in the First Millennium BC: Crossing the Divide (OUP, 2011). I developed my previous research career at the University of A Coruña (1999-2005), Durham University (2006-2008) the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (2008-2012) and University College London (2014-2016).
How to Cite:
Armada, X.-L. and Martinón-Torres, M., 2016. The ALBIMEH Project – Atlantic Late Bronze Age Metal Hoards Compared. Archaeology International, 19, pp.49–53. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ai.1908