Joan Tuset Estany

Investigador Predoctoral (contracte FPU)


Short biography

Since 2012, I have collaborated in different lines of research with the team of the Roman and Late Antique city of Pollentia (Alcúdia, Mallorca). My training as a ceramologist includes collaboration with the Pollentia team, as well as the study of ceramic contexts in research projects at Lechaion (Corinth, Greece), Ephesus (Selçuk, Turkey) or la Isla del Fraile (Águilas, Murcia), among others. As part of my studies, I have conducted two doctoral stays at the Centre Camille Juillan (Aix-en-Provence) and at the University of Murcia. As part of the ECLOC project, I also participate in the research works at the church and village of Sidillà (Foixà, Girona), as well as at the thermal complex and church of Sant Hilari d’Abrera (Baix Llobregat, Barcelona), witnesses of the religious and occupational transformation of Late Antiquity. As a teacher during the doctoral stage, from 2018 to 2022 I taught archaeological stratigraphy within the framework of the subject Archaeological Methodology II, in the framework of the Archeology Bachelor Degree at the University of Barcelona.

Research interests

I participate in several lines of research related to Roman and Late Antique archaeology. Some of the fields in which my research focuses are the economic and commercial dynamics in the late Roman period based mainly on the ceramological study, archeology of architecture and archaeological stratigraphy. My doctoral thesis, currently in progress, focuses on the study of the economic and urban dynamics of the Western Mediterranean during the 3rd century AD, based on the study of the ceramic contexts and the material culture of the Roman city of Pollentia (Alcudia, Mallorca).

Research Projects

  • 2021 – 2024 Archaeology and Archaeometry Applied to the Study of Pottery and Settlement in the Roman city of Pollentia and its Hinterland (Mallorca, Balearic Islands) (ARQCERPOL) (PID2021-123223NB-I00). Funding: Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. Plan Nacional de I+D+i. P.I.: Drs. Miguel Ángel Cau Ontiveros and Catalina Mas.
  • 2022 – 2025 Ecclesiæ, cœmeteria et loci (sæc. VIII-XI). Sidilianum, Sancti Hilarii de Breda, Olerdola / Esglésies, cementiris i hàbitats (segles VIII al XI) (ECLOC). Funding: Direcció General de Patrimoni Cultural, Departament de Cultura, Generalitat de Catalunya. Concurs públic per a l’aprovació de projectes quadriennals de recerca en matèria d’arqueologia i paleontologia per al període 2022-2025 (Núm. expedient: CLT/2022/ARQ001SOLC/125). P.I.: Dra. Gisela Ripoll.
  • 2018 – 2020 Equip de Recerca Arqueològica i Arqueomètrica de la Universitat de Barcelona (ERAAUB) (2017 SGR 01043). Funding: Generalitat de Catalunya. Convocatòria d’ajuts per donar suport a les activitats dels grups de recerca de Catalunya (SGR 2017). Director: Dr. Miguel Ángel Cau Ontiveros.