Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
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Fortea, Javier

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1761

Basic Biographical Information

Javier Fortea (born in Arnedo (La Rioja, Spain) in 1946; died in Oviedo (Asturias, Spain) in 2009) studied Philosophy and Arts, with an expertise in History, at the University of Salamanca between 1963 and 1968. In this same university, Professor Francisco Jordá became his academic guide into Palaeolithic research, with a special focus on the Upper Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic periods. He received his Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of Salamanca with an in depth dissertation on the Epipaleolithic sequence of the Mediterranean area of Iberia (Fortea 1973), which is still a reference work for anyone studying this period.

Up until 1979, while being assistant lecturer at the University of Salamanca, his research was mainly focused on a specific geographical area, the eastern part of Iberia, and more specifically on the central area: Valencia. The excavations of Mallaetes and Cocina caves, together with the studies of other lithic industries and art...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departament de Prehistòria, Història Antiga i Arqueologia/SERPUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain