Antoni Martín i Oliveras

Associated Researcher

Universitat de Barcelona-UB-CEIPAC-Centro para el Estudio de la Interdependencia Provincial en la Antigüedad Clásica

Antoni Martin i Oliveras, archaeologist, museologist and cultural manager, BA in Geography and History, Specialty: Prehistory, Ancient History and Archaeology by the University of Barcelona-UB in 1992. Master in Cultural Management also by the University of Barcelona-UB in 2000 with stay in the UK by European Socrates-Erasmus Intensive Program, to study museology and cultural policy at City University of London and University of Edinburgh. Postgraduate in Archaeological Heritage Management by the Open University of Catalonia-UOC in 2000. Master in Archaeology by the University of Barcelona UB in 2014 with a MA Thesis entitled: "Archaeology of wine in Roman times. From Cultivation to Consumption. Theoretical and Epistemological Framework "co-directed by professors: Dr Victor Revilla Calvo (University of Barcelona-UB) and Dr Jean-Pierre Brun (Collège de France) awarded by the Catalonian Archaeological Society-SCA with the XII Memorial Josep Barberà i Farràs Archaeology Prize 2015.

As archaeologist and historian specialist in the ancient world have participated in many research projects. As heritage professional specialist in archaeological sites musealization have written, directed and coordinated several projects of valorisation of monuments and sites. Likewise, also developed several projects related to the study and the organization of archaeologist’s collective professional group actively participating in the creation and development of organizational structures for the management and regulation of the professional archaeology in Catalonia.

From 1992 to 2007 worked as a freelance archaeologist, directing numerous preventive and emergency archaeological excavations throughout Catalonia. In 2005 joined the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, working first at the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia (MAC-Barcelona), after in 2007 at the Territorial Cultural Services of Barcelona as a regional archaeologist and from 2011 to the present in the Section of Actuations of Catalonian Archaeology and Paleontology Service at the General Directorate of Archives, Libraries, Museums and Heritage. Since 2003 to 2009 together with a multidisciplinary team of professionals developed the project for the construction of Cella Vinaria Archaeological Park situated in Teià (Maresme, Barcelona) and located around the archaeological site of Veral de Vallmora, corresponding to a Roman winemaking production centre to among other objectives aimed to promote cultural and oenological tourism in the region. Today is still the scientific and technical director of this applied research project linked to an ambitious program of experimental archaeology, where study and analyse all the wine production processes documented in Roman times. Related with publications and science dissemination has participated in many international conferences and meetings, bringing a large number of papers and publications in different languages.

Currently is preparing his PHD Thesis entitled: “The Economy and the Archaeology of Roman Wine. From Cultivation to Consumption. Case Study: Laeetana regio-Hispania Citerior Tarraconensis (1st BC to 3th AD centuries)” co-directed by Professor: Dr Victor Revilla Calvo and Dr Jose Remesal Rodriguez from the research group of the University of Barcelona-UB: CEIPAC (Centre for the Study of Classical Antiquity Provincial Interdependence). Also is associated researcher attached to the European Research Council-ERC project: EPNet-Production and Distribution of Food During the Roman Empire: Economic and Political Dynamics. The interrelationship of winemaking production centres with pottery production centres of wine containers (amphorae, dolia) intensively studied in recent years in this region, surely can give us a very interesting results for understanding the origin, development and expansion of Laeetanian wine between 1st BC to 3th AD centuries, which was an great historical phenomenon that supposed a socioeconomic revolution for these territories, in all areas and at all orders.