Short CV/Education and training


  • 1990
    Degree in Geography and History, Universitat de Barcelona

  • 1995
    PhD in Geography and History, Universitat de Barcelona

Postdoctoral positions:

  • 1996 – 1998
    Post-doctoral fellowship at UMR 5140 of the CNRS. Lattes, France

  • 1999 – 2003
    Post-doctoral researcher, Universitat de Barcelona

  • 2004 – 2005
    Researcher at ICAC

  • 2006 – 2010
    ICREA Researcher at ICAC

  • Since 2010
    ICREA Research Professor at ICAC

Selected publications

  • Belarte, M.C.: Domestic architecture and social differences in northeastern Iberia during the Iron Age (c. 525 – 200 BC), Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 27.2, 2008, 175-199.

  • Belarte, M.C.: Habitat et pratiques domestiques des Ve-IVe s. av. n. è., Gallia, 65, 2008, 91-106.

  • Kallala, N., Sanmartí, J., Belarte, M. C., Ramon, J. et al.: Recherches sur l'occupation d'Althiburos (région du Kef, Tunisie) et de ses environs à l'époque numide, Pyrenae, 39,1, 2008, 67-113.

  • Belarte, M.C.: Colonial Contacts and Protohistoric Indigenous Urbanism on the Mediterranean Coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Dietler, M., López-Ruiz, C. (eds): Colonialism in Ancient Iberia: Rethinking Phoenician, Greek and Indigenous Encounters. University of Chicago, 2009, 91-112.

  • Belarte, M.C.: Courtyard Houses and Other Complex Buildings in the Protohistory of Southern Gaul: from Architectural to Social Changes, Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 22.2, 2009, 235-259.

  • Belarte, M.C.: Techniques de construction et architecture protohistorique indigène dans le nord-est de la péninsule Ibérique, Tréziny, H. (Ed.): Grecs et non Grecs de la Catalogne à la Mer Noire. Bibliothèque d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne et Africaine (BiAMA). Centre Camille-Jullian-École Française d'Athènes- École Française de Rome, Ed. Errance, 2010, 319-327.

  • Belarte, M. C., Gailledrat, E., Principal, J. The functional and symbolic uses of space in western Mediterranean protohistory: the Pech Maho example (Sigean, Western Languedoc, France), Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 30.1 2011, 53-83.

  • Belarte, M.C., Olmos, P., Principal, J. ¿Los romanos iberizados? Aportaciones romanas y tradiciones indígenas en la Hispania Citerior mediterránea, Roma 2008 – International Congress of Classical Archaeology. Meetings between cultures in the ancient Mediterranean. Bolletino di Archeologia On Line – Volume Speciale, 2011, 196-116.

  • Sanmartí, J., Kallala, N., Belarte, M.C., Ramon, J., Maraoui, B., Jornet, R., Miniaoui, S.: Filling gaps in the protohistory of the eastern Maghreb: the Althiburos archaeological project (el Kef, Tunisia), Journal of African Archaeology, 10 (1), 2012, 21-44.

  • Belarte, M. C., Valenzuela-Lamas, S.: Zooarchaeological evidence for domestic rituals in the Iron Age communities of North-eastern Iberia (present-day Catalonia) (sixth-second century BC), Oxford Journal of Archaeology 32(2), 2013, 163-186.

Selected projects

Director of archaeological excavations:

  • Protohistoric site of Barranc de Gàfols (Ginestar, Tarragona Spain), 1992 – 1998

  • Protohistoric site of Barranc de Sant Antoni (Ginestar, Tarragona, Spain), 1994

  • Proto-historic site of Coll Roig (Bellprat, Barcelona, Spain), 1995

  • Ibero-roman site of Coll Blanc (Bellprat, Barcelona, Spain), 1996 – 1999

  • Iberian site of Castellot de la Roca Roja (Benifallet, Tarragona, Spain), since 1998

  • Co-director of archaeological excavation: proto-historic necropolis of Santa Madrona (Riba-roja, Ribera d?Ebre, Tarragone), 2003 – 2004

  • Protohistoric settlement and necropolis of Sebes (Flix, Tarragona, Spain), since 2005

Staff member of archaeological excavations:

  • Iberian site of Alorda Park (Calafell, Tarragona), since 1991

  • Protohistoric site of Le Traversant (Mailhac, Aude, France), 1997 – 2000

  • Ancient town of Lattara (Lattes, Hérault, France), 1998 – 2008

  • Numidian and Roman site of Althiburos (Medeina, El Kef, Tunisia), since 2006

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Evaluation Comitee of the AGAUR. Area of research: Archaeology, since 2008

  • Scientific committee of the 37e Congrés de l'AFEAF (Association Française pour l'Étude de l'Âge du Fer), Montpellier 2013

  • Member of the Grup de Recerca d'Arqueologia Clàssica, Protohistòrica i Egípcia of the Departament of Prehistory, Ancient History and Archaeology. Universitat de Barcelona. Recognized by the Universitat de Barcelona and the Catalan Government as a Consolidated Research Group. Last renewal in 2009 (009 SGR 424). Director: Josep Padró i Parcerisa.

  • Associated member of UMR 5140 – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Lattes, France)

Additional qualifications

  • Teaching experience: Courses in Domestic Protohistoric Architecture; General Archaeology; Historiography; Landscape Archaeology; Image processing; Iberian Archaeology; Mediterranean Protohistory; Museography

  • Supervisor or co-supervisor for 7 PhD Theses, 2 in progress and 5 finished

  • Supervisor or co-supervisor for 11 Master Theses


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