University of Granada - Former Researchers

ugr-francisco-contrerasFrancisco Contreras Cortés. Degree and Doctorate in Geography and History, specialising in Prehistory and Archaeology. Professor of Prehistory and Director of the Archaeological History Department at the University of Granada.

Director of works at the Bronze Age site of Encina (Jaen) since 1985. Francisco currently directs two research projects on mining and archaeometallurgy in Andalusia. One of these projects is via the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the other by the Junta de Andalusia. He has also collaborated on the organisation of various exhibitions.

Francisco has been working with the Thutmosis III Temple Project in Luxor since 2010 as part of the official covenant between the University of Granada, the Thutmosis III project and the Universia Foundation.



AuxilioMorenoAuxilio Moreno Onorato has degree Geography and History (specialist in Antiquity) and obtained her PhD in History at University of Granada in 1993. As archaeologist, she is specialized in prehistoric archaeometallurgy of copper and the dissemination of the archaeological records.

She has worked in the development of diffusion and dissemination taks in several sites of southern Spain, mainly related to Copper and Bronze Ages (e.g. Los Millares, Castellón Alto and Galera).

In Thutmosis III Temple Project she has carried out tasks excavation management and in situ graphical documenting of the archaeological record, and courses of graphical documentation to the local team of archaeologists.


Francisco Javier Melero Rus. Engineer and PhD in Computer Sciences at University of Granada, he is reader at Software Engineering Dept. of the University of Granada.

Since 2003 he is member of Computer Applications in Archaeology Association (CAA), and is member of the Executive board of the Spanish chapter of CAA (CAA Spain). In 2010 was chair of the 38 International Conference on Computer Applicationis in Archaeology, CAA2010. Also, since 2005 he is assistant Treasurer and member of the Executive Board of the European Association for Computer Graphics, Eurographics (EG) and member of the Executive Board of the spanish chapter of EG, EGse.

He has participated in several projects related to Computer Graphics applied to Cultural Heritage, mainly in tasks of 3D digitizing by using laser scanner several archaeological sites, monuments or statues, and their virtual representation. Currently is responsible for 3D documenting and web display of the historical and artistica heritage of the universities from Andalucía, a taks of the Atalaya project.


José Antonio Peña Ruano is Ph.D. in Geology by University of Granada. Currently is Professor of Prehistory at the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology of University of Granada. He is the responsible of the Applied Geophysics Area at the Andalusian Geophysics Institut (IAG), where he focuses his main research.

He has worked in different research topics, includingn Quaternary Geology, Earth Physic, Sysmology and Vulcanology. During last 25 years he has focused on high resolution geophysic prospection, by applying seismic, magnetic, electric and georadar methods, having leaded around one hundred research contracts and several research projects in different places around the world (Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Antarctica).


Teresa Teixidó Ullod got her Ph.D in Physics by the University of Barcelona. She has worked at the Catalonian Geological  Institute as responsible for Applied Geophysic Area for more than 18 years. Nowadays she is researcher at the Andalusian Geophysic Institute of the University of Granada. She is the chair of the Applied Geophysic chapter of the Spanish Geodesy and Geophysic Comission.

She is a well-known specialist in medium and high resolution geophysic prospection, and in exploration tests. Currently she is researching the combination of seismic, electric, electromaganetic, georadar and magnetic methods to improve the interpretation of underground models. Her main research topics are seismic auscultation and the joint inversion of geophysic data.


Linda Chapon cursó la licenciatura de historia en la Universidad de Granada, finalizándola en 2009, al año siguiente inició el Máster de Arqueología en esta misma
universidad desarrollando una tesina relacionada con la historia y arqueología de Egipto. En el curso 2010/2011 va a cursar un Máster en Antropología Física en la
Facultad de Medicina de Granada para formarse en el estudio de los restos humanos hallados en contextos arqueológicos.

Ha participado en excavaciones arqueológicas como estudiante en diversos ámbitos cronológicos, tanto en España: yacimiento romano de Coca (Segovia), yacimiento
prehistórico de la Cueva del Ángel (Lúcena, Córdoba) así como en Francia: oppidum protohistórico de Gondole (Le Cendre, Auvergne). Ha sido contratada como auxiliar de
arqueología en el yacimiento protohistórico del Llano de la Horca (Santorcaz, Madrid) en la campaña 2010. Formó parte del proyecto del Templo Funerario de Thutmosis III en la campaña de 2010 en el marco de un convenio de prácticas con el Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueología de la Universidad de Granada, mediante el cual siguió formándose en el campo de la arqueología, tanto a nivel de documentación arqueológica como de metodología de campo.