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Guillem Pérez Jordá

Guillem Pérez Jordá





Affiliation: Dept. Prehistory, Archeology and Ancient History of University of Valencia

Fields or areas of research Agriculture and food throughout Prehistory and Protohistory

I have a degree in Geography, History and Art (1990), and hold a PhD from the University of Valencia (2013) with the mention "cum laude". My career can be split into three distinct interrelated stages, during the first one (1990-2004), my career focused on professional archaeology. In this field I coordinated or participated as a technician in many excavations, surveys and restorations. During the second (2005-2009), I was in charge of the Archaeobiological Studies Service of the University of Valencia through which I had the opportunity of coordinating and supervising excavation projects, as well as organizing the sampling and study of faunal, charcoal and archaeobotanical remains from a variety of sites. The third stage (2009 to 2019) has developed in the CSIC. Initially, I was as a researcher in the Archaeobiology laboratory of the Institute of History, within the ERC project "AGRIWESTMED" (2009-2013) coordinated by L. Peña-Chocarro, in the course of which I read my PhD thesis. Subsequently, in 2014, I was awarded apost-doctoral research contract in the same laboratory. During 2015 and 2016 I had a Postdoctoral Training Contract from MINECO, in the same institution and, finally in 2017 I was awarded a Juan de la Cierva Incorporación at the Institute of History. I finally got a CIDEGENT contract at the University of Valencia My research has mainly focused on the study of farming societies including those from the early Neolithic to the more complex groups of the Late Iron Age. However, I have also carried out work in the Palaeolithic, Roman and Medieval periods. My research embraces the excavation of sites, archaeobotanical analysis, studies of agricultural tools and structures for the storage and transformation of agricultural products, in an attempt to provide an understanding of the social and economic development of these communities through the study of their agricultural remains. Moreover, my aim is to gain a better comprehension of the complex entanglement between plants and people in the past.

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