Institut Català d'Arqueologia Clàssica (ICAC)
The general goal of my research is to study the processes that transformed the Late Bronze Age local-scale groups into the complex societies based on large territorial organizations of the Central and Western Mediterranean Iron Age. My topics of research include urbanization and state formation, settlement patterns, architecture, funerary practices and rituals. My current research mainly focuses on the study of protohistoric societies through an interdisciplinary analysis of domestic architecture and activities. I have recently begun the research project "Transdisciplinary and experimental study of combustion structures in the western Mediterranean during protohistory" (TRANSCOMB), that applies an interdisciplinary methodology to the study of domestic hearths and ovens of protohistoric societies. It integrates different specialities, including experimental archaeology.