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February 27, 2014


Rafael Abad ( University of Seville, Spain

Rafael Abad is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Integrated Philologies (East Asian Studies) at the University of Seville (Spain). He holds a PhD (2009) in the field of History and Area Studies from Hokkaido University (Japan). His doctoral research on The Idea of Prehistory in the Modern Archaeological Thought concentrates upon the introduction, acceptance and rejection of western archaeological concepts (‘Prehistory’, ‘Stone Age’, etc.) by Japanese scholars in the period between 1870 and 1920. His research currently focuses on Torii Ryuzo, an anthropologist and archaeologist whose fieldwork is well known as a reflection of the relationship between Japanese science and imperialism during the first half of the twentieth century, but that in addition played a key role in the introduction of archaeological knowledge originated in East Asia in the West.

Jesús Salas- Álvarez ( Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

Jesús Salas-Álvarez is Professor of the history of archaeology at the Complutense University of Madrid. He was a Fellow of Archaeology at the Spanish School of History, Archeology and Fine Arts in Rome (1995) and Fellow of the Fundación Caja in Madrid (2002-2004). He has been involved in archaeological fieldwork in various parts of Spain. At present, his lines of research focus on the history of archeology in sixteenth-century Spain, in the archaeology of Roman Hispania, and in Roman Mining, areas in which he has been involved in numerous projects over the years. Salas-Álvarez has directed several research papers on the history and historiography of archaeology and is a member of the Spanish Society for the History of Archaeology (SEHA) and the Institute of Historiography Julio Caro Baroja. For publications and further information, please visit:úsSalasAlvarez

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