Marta Cintas Peña started her academic career after completing a History degree (Prehistory speciality) (2006-2011) at the University of Seville. During these years, she was awarded three research fellowships, two at the USE (2010 and 2011) and one at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). In 2012 she earned a Master’s degree in Prehistoric Archaeology by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), funded by the “Program Master in Spain” of La Caixa. In 2013 she was awarded a PIF (Research Personnel in Training) predoctoral fellowship of the USE, and began her PhD studies in Prehistory. In 2018 she defended her PhD, obtaining the highest mark, with the thesis La desigualdad de género en la Prehistoria ibérica. Una aproximación multi-variable, recently published by BAR. While working on her PhD she also obtained a degree on Social and Cultural Anthropology at the USE and carried out two international internships in Nanterre (France) and Tübingen (Germany), both funded by the University of Seville. Her research focuses on the origins and development of gender differences and complex societies in the Late Prehistory of Iberia. She has authored 1 book and published 7 peer-reviewed journal articles and 5 book chapters, as well as different works in magazines.
Katina Lillios is a Full Professor in Anthropology at University of Iowa (United States), where she is also chair of the Department. She received her BA in Archaeology at Boston University (1982) and PhD in Anthropology at Yale University (1991). Her research has focused on the origins and development of complex societies in the Iberian Peninsula. She has been awarded, as PI, over $330,000 in external funds (from National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, Archaeological Institute of America, Wenner-Gren Foundation, etc.). Most of this research has involved interdisciplinary teams (geologists, biological anthropologists, geospatial specialists). She has supervised 6 PhD students, authored 3 books, edited (or co-edited) 5 books, published 26 peer-reviewed journal articles and 25 book chapters, and presented papers at over 50 international and national conferences (European Association of Archaeologists, Society for American Archaeology, American Anthropological Association, Archaeological Institute of America, Theoretical Archaeology Group, etc.). She teaches classes in European prehistory, the anthropology of death, and world archaeology.
Leonardo García Sanjuán is a Full Professor in Prehistory at the University of Seville (Spain). He started his academic career at the same university (1991-1996) and then he worked as a MSCA fellow at the U. of Southampton, UK (1997-1998), and as a Lecturer in Archaeology at the U. of Bradford, UK (1999-2000). Since 2000 he coordinates the ATLAS Research Group. In the last ten years he has mentored 12 PhD students and several postdocs. He has carried out research stays and given guest talks and courses in Portugal, Denmark, USA, UK, Austria, Germany and Uruguay, among others. His research focuses on a number of themes (social and gender inequality, social complexity, funerary practices and megalithic monuments of Late Prehistoric Iberia). He has authored 2 books and edited another 12, including high profile international publishers (OUP, Routledge or Ariel), and has published 40 papers in Scopus-listed journals and over a hundred collaborations in edited books. In the last six years has raised funding to the tune of c. 400.000€ for the research projects he currently coordinates at two major sites of Iberian Late Prehistory: the UNESCO World Heritage List site of Antequera (Málaga), and the Copper Age mega-site of Valencina (Seville). In 2018 he received the UISPP best monograph award for his study of the Montelirio tomb, and in 2019, he was awarded the Jean and Christiane Guilaine Award of the French Academy of Letters.