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Adolfo Domínguez Monedero

José Luis López Castro (Granada, 1962) received his PhD from the University of Granada in 1990. Research scholarship holder, Postdoctoral Scholarship holder, Assistant Professor LRU at the Universities of Granada and Almeria, he has been Professor of Ancient History at the University of Almeria since 1997 and Full Professor at the University of Almeria since 2009. He extended his training with stays in research centres in Rome, Bologna, Cambridge, Oxford, Athens and Lisbon. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Rosario and La Sorbonne-Paris IV, teaching on the Bachelor's and Bachelor's Degrees in Humanities and Physical Activity and Sport. He currently teaches in the Degree in History and in the Masters in Social Communication, Advanced Studies in History at the University of Almeria and in the Masters in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology at the University of Cadiz.

Since 2002 he has been Researcher in charge of the Research Group HUM-741 El legado de la Antigüedad (The Legacy of Antiquity). As a researcher on the Phoenician presence in the Western Mediterranean, since 2000 he has directed several research projects with public funding on different aspects of the Phoenician presence in the Western Mediterranean, as well as seven doctoral theses and several master's theses on this subject. He has been principal investigator in 11 research contracts signed by the University of Almeria with various private companies and public bodies.

He has also directed archaeological excavations in the ancient Phoenician cities of Abdera (Adra) (1986, 2004, 2006-7, 2017-2019) and Baria (Villaricos) (1987, 1993, 1999, 2003) in Spain and since 2010 he is co-director of the Utica Project in Tunisia, investigating the oldest Phoenician foundation in Africa. He is the author of a hundred and a half works on Ancient History and Archaeology, including the books Hispania Poena. Los fenicios en la Hispania romana (Barcelona 1995), and Baria I. Excavations in Villaricos (Barcelona 1995). Excavations in Villaricos (Almería 2011). He has also edited the volumes Colonos y comerciantes en el Occidente mediterráneo (Almería 2001), Las ciudades fenicio-púnicas en el Mediterráneo Occidental (Almería 2007), Entre Utica y Gadir. Navigation and Phoenician colonisation in the Western Mediterranean at the beginning of the 1st millennium BC, (Granada 2020).

In the area of university management, he has been coordinator of several PhD programmes, Coordinator of the History Degree and since June 2021 Director of the Department of Geography, History and Humanities of the University of Almeria.

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