Jesus Garcia Sanchez
Researcher / Guest Staff Member
Jesús García Sánchez obtained his BA in University of Salamanca (2006) and holds a PhD from University of Cantabria (2012), and a MA in Multivariate Statics from Faculty of Salamanca (2014). His principal research interest is survey methodology and Landscape archaeology applied to the Late Iron Age and Classic Roman Archaeology. He has directed several survey projects in the Northern Plateau (Burgos, Spain) from 2009-20102 focusing on Iron Age and Roman settlements to assess landscape exploitation as cultural behavior in the so-called Ager Segisamonsis and also intra-site intensive surveys to study household assemblages in Burgos and La Rioja. In 2011 Jesús co-directed with Miguel Cisneros the excavation of La Ulaña hill-fort (Humada, Burgos), the largest Iron Age site in the Iberian Peninsula. He also had a project funded by Obra Social Caja Burgos for an aerial survey reconnaissance in northwest Burgos that produced the discovery of new important features to understand the hinterland of ancient Segisamo (Sasamón, Burgos).
His more recent works combines aerial photography, survey methodology, pottery analysis, and multivariate statistical analysis of assemblages variability on intra-site surveys (Odra valley Survey, Spain and Aesernia, italy). Apart from Iberian peninsula-based projects he has actively worked for other Mediterranean projects in Italy (Tappino Valley survey, Colonial Landscape Project Venusia Survey with Leiden Universiteit and KNIR and Potentia Valley Survey with Gent University), Greece (Boeotia Survey) and Israel (Kinneret Project).