F. Javier López-Cachero

Catedràtic d’Universitat, Programa Serra Húnter

ORCID: 0000-0002-3121-4015

Scopus Author ID: 26646711900

Researcher ID: K-6561-2017

Email: xavierlopez@ub.edu 

Short biography

Graduate (1995) and PhD (2005) in History from the University of Barcelona. He has participated in numerous projects and led another two state projects financed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. In addition, he has organized the International Round Table: The cremation cemeteries between the Ebro and the Tiber (9th-6th centuries BC): Methodology, funerary practices and social organization, together with M. Carme Rovira (MAC) and Florent Mazière (CCJ-UAM). He has also been deputy editor of the Pyrenae magazine (2010-2015) and a member of the Editorial Board of Cypsela (since 2009). At the same time, he has carried out the drafting of the museological and museography project for room IX of the permanent exhibition of the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya-Barcelona, entitled The end of Prehistory, and has been a scientific advisor of the travelling exhibition of Arqueoxarxa La fi is the beginning Pràctiques funeràries in prehistoric Catalonia and the museography project of the Bronze Age room of the permanent exhibition of the Museu de Lleida.

Research interests

He has developed his research around emblematic sites such as Genó, Can Roqueta, Bòbila Madurell or the incineration necropolis of Can Piteu-Can Roqueta and has published numerous national and international works on habitat, incineration necropolis, material culture, social practices and rituals. of the Bronze Age and the First Iron Age in Catalonia. In recent years, he has focused on the analysis of the mobility and cultural and commercial interactions of human groups located in the Catalan pre-coastal depression during the Bronze Age and the First Iron Age based on the study of material culture ( ceramics and metals), human remains and fauna (specifically horses, dogs and chickens) from a multidisciplinary approach that includes isotopic (origin of raw materials, technology, mobility and diet) and genetic analysis.

Selected publications

Albizuri, S.; Grandal-D’Anglade, A.; Maroto, J.; Oliva, M.; Rodríguez, A.; Terrats, N.; Palomo, A., López Cachero, F. J. (2021)Dogs that ate plants: changes in the canine diet during the Late Bronze Age and the First Iron Age in the northeast Iberian Peninsula. Journal Of World Prehistory, 34(1), pp. 75 – 119https://doi.org/10.1007/s10963-021-09153-9 .

Albizuri, S.; Grandal-D’Anglade, A.; López Cachero, F. J. (2021)Pastures and fodder for feeding equids 3000 years ago. The Can Roqueta site (Barcelona, Spain) as a model of equine herd management. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 31(5)https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.3068 .

Albizuri, S.; Valenzuela Lamas, S.; Bosch, D.; Fernández, M.; López-Cachero, F.J. (2019)Equid use and provision during the Early Iron Age in Can Roqueta (NE Iberian Peninsula). Zooarchaeological study and first strontium isotope results. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 26https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.101907.

Belarte, M.C.; López-Cachero, F.J.; Rovira, C.; Sanmartí, J.; Pons, E. (2020). From objects of prestige to the productive revolution: iron and siderurgy in Catalonia during the first millennium BC. BELARTE, M.C., ROVIRA, M.C. and SANMARTÍ, J. (eds.), Iron Metallurgy and the Formation of Complex Societies in the Western Mediterranean (1st millennium B.). Proceedings of the 8th International meeting of Calafell, from 6th to 8th October 2016. Arqueo Mediterrània 15. 125-139.

Cámara, J.; García Rosselló, J.; López Cachero, F. J.; Clop, X. (2022)Ceramic production and household organisation of Late Bronze Age communities: a technological approach to the ceramic vessels from Genó (NE Iberian Peninsula) based on forming processes and the spatial distribution. Trabajos de Prehistoria 79, 67-84. https://doi.org/10.3989/tp.2022.12287

Yubero, M.; Rubio, X.; López-Cachero, F.J. (2016)The Study of spatiotemporal patterns integrating temporal uncertainty in late prehistoric settlements in northeastern Spain. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 8(3), pp. 477 – 490https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-015-0231-x.

Selected projects

Ref. ARQ001SOL-178-2022. El Vallès a finals de la Prehistòria. Canvis i Continuïtats a Can Roqueta i l’entorn del riu Ripoll. 2022-2025. Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya. IP: F. Javier Lopez Cachero.

Ref. 2021SGR00337. Seminari d’Estudis i Recerques Prehistòriques, Grup de Recerca de Qualitat. 2022 – 2024Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR)IP: Xavier Mangado

Ref. HAR2017-87695-P. Familias, vecinos y forasteros en la prehistoria reciente del prelitoral catalán2018 – 2021. Ministerio de Economia y CompetitividadIP: Francisco Javier Lopez Cachero.

Ref. HAR2013-48010-P. Movilidad, contactos e intercambios durante el Bronce Final y el Hierro I en el nordeste peninsular: el río Ripoll (Barcelona) como laboratorio2014 – 2016Ministerio de Economia y CompetitividadIP: F. Javier Lopez Cachero.

Conveni de col·laboració per al finançament del projecte Caracterización isotópica de los metales de base cobre de la necrópolis de Can Piteu-Can Roqueta (Sabadell, Barcelona). 2022 – 2023. Fundación PALARQ. IP: F. Javier Lopez Cachero, Gerard Fernàndez i M. Carme Rovira.