Staff and Specialists

Catalina Mas is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Barcelona. Her research focuses on different aspects of late antiquity and the Roman period in the rural and island landscapes of the western Mediterranean, particularly the Balearic Islands. She has directed the excavations of the Roman villa of Sa Mesquida (Mallorca, Spain), and the Early Christian complex of Illa del Rei (Menora, Spain). Her most recent work includes a co-edited volume with Miguel Ángel Cau Ontiveros, Change and Resilience: the Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in Late Antiquity (2019). Cati serves as the ceramic specialist for our Roman and medieval pottery.

Jeremy Hayne is an independent archaeologist based in Milan. His research interests cover the western Mediterranean Iron Age and Classical and Phoenician/Punic periods. His PhD (Glasgow) focused on local/foreign interactions on Iron Age Sardinia and specifically the results of long-term contacts on the island throughout the 1st millennium BCE. He is especially interested in the concepts of colonialism, migration, connectivity and the archaeology of identity and draws on anthropological and postcolonial theory to explore islandness, hybridization and connectivities of the peoples of the Tyrrhenian and western Mediterranean Iron Age through examinations of their material culture. He has excavated for many years at indigenous and Phoenician sites on Sardinia and is also part of the Progetto S’Urachi,  studying of the later Iron Age on Sardinia. Jeremy serves as our Nuragic pottery specialist.

Emanuele Madrigali received his PhD from the Università degli Studi di Sassari. He co- directs the Missione Archeologica Pani Loriga (south-western Sardinia) and is currently involved in several archaeological projects as material culture specialist in the island (Nora, S’Urachi) and in other Mediterranean regions (Spain, Tunisia). Emanuele serves as our Phoenician and Punic pottery specialist.

Kell Miklas recently completed an MA in Classical Archaeology in the Ancient Mediterranean Studies program at the University of Missouri. Kell received their BA in classical archaeology and history at the University of Michigan in 2019. Aside from their work in Sardinia, they have also excavated in central Italy (Gabii)  and Mallorca (Pollentia).Their research interests include the impacts of Punic colonialism and imperialism, natural resource exploitation, ceramic analysis, digital archaeological methods, and trans and nonbinary gender expression in antiquity. Kell has been a member of SAP from our inaugural season and now serves as a web manager, digital media specialist, and general fixer.

Seth Price is a doctoral candidate in the University of Arkansas’ Environmental Dynamics Program, and received his MA in Anthropology from the same institution and his BA in Anthropology from Grand Valley State University. His research focuses on extreme landscapes and how past humans modified and were shaped by their environments, and he specializes in quantitative methods including GIS, raster analysis, modeling, and ground-based remote sensing. In addition to current fieldwork in Sardinia, Seth has worked on archaeological projects in Israel and North America. Seth has been a member of SAP since our inaugural season and serves as our expert in all things GIS, geophysics, and LiDAR related.

Tom Maltas is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Archaeology on the MIGMAG project at the Institute for Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna. His PhD investigated the roles played by farming in urbanisation and the formation of sustained high levels of wealth inequality in Bronze Age western Anatolia through archaeobotany and stable isotope analysis. He is currently researching changes in land use and agricultural production strategies that accompanied human mobility and polis formation in the Iron Age Mediterranean. He is also conducting archaeobotanical research on a number of projects in western Turkey and the Greek islands. Tom is coordinating environmental archaeological work for SAP’s collaboration wiith MIGMAG.