Dr Carlos Cabrera-Tejedor

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, OCMA

Institute of Archaeology
36 Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PG

Tel: +44 (0)1865 288040

Fax: +44 (0) 1865 278254

E-mail: carlos.cabrera@arch.ox.ac.uk

Carlos has a diverse and multi-disciplinary background. He started as a conservator, completing two bachelor's degrees, one in Fine Arts Restoration and the other in Archaeological Conservation. He also completed a Master of Arts degree in Nautical Archaeology from Texas A&M University and worked as a project director and research associate at the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA).

For his doctoral research, Carlos completed a DPhil in Archaeology at the University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis focused on the history and development of the topography, layout, and facilities of the ancient port of Seville, which is located in the lower Guadalquivir River Basin. From a maritime archaeology perspective, it combined terrestrial and maritime archaeological evidence, literary and epigraphic material, as well as palaeo-geomorphological and palaeo-environmental studies. This thesis is a longue durée or diachronic study ranging between the 1st century BC and the 13th century AD. It is divided into three main historical periods, and in addition to the port itself, studies the palaeo-geomorphology and palaeo-hydrology of the Guadalquivir River, as well as of the palaeo-climatology of the region during each of these eras. The main goal was to draw a picture of the antique and unknown port of Seville during these periods, focusing on port infrastructures and installations, trade networks, the ships that operated in the port, and other evidence pertaining to the maritime cultural landscape of Seville.

Carlos started his post-doc in July 2016. His work is focused on the archaeological analysis and computer-based 3D reconstruction of the hull of Ship 11, a riverine vessel from the Late Period found in the Grand Canal of the port of Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt.

Research Interests

  • Archaeology of Iberia
  • Roman and Late Antique Hispania
  • Islamic al-Andalus
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Archaeology of ports and harbours
  • Nautical Archaeology
  • Mediterranean shipbuilding in Antiquity
  • Archaeological Conservation
  • Conservation of Organic Waterlogged Material

Primary Geographic Area

  • Europe, North Africa, and the Levant
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Atlantic Ocean

Selected Publications

García Vargas, E., Ordóñez Agulla, S., Cabrera Tejedor, C. (2017) "El puerto romano de Hispalis. Panorama arqueológico actual" in "Los Puertos Atlánticos Béticos y Lusitanos y su relación comercial con el Mediterráneo", edited by Juan M. Campos Carrasco y Javier Bermejo Meléndez, L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER, Roma, pp. 245-285.

Cabrera Tejedor, C., (2017): “Apuntes sobre el barco de Mazarrón 1: estimación de dimensiones, reconstrucción preliminar del casco, cálculos hidrostáticos, función y origen de la nave” in Mazarrón II. Contexto arqueológico, viabilidad científica y perspectiva patrimonial del barco B-2 de la bahía de Mazarrón (Murcia). En homenaje a Julio Mas García edited by María Martínez Alcalde, José Miguel García Cano, Juan Blánquez Pérez, and Ángel Iniesta Sanmartín. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, pp. 176-217.

Cabrera Tejedor, C., (2017): “The Plaza Nueva Boat (Seville, Spain): Preliminary Notes on Hull Details” in Ships And Maritime Landscapes : Proceedings of the Tirteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Amsterdam 2012 (ISBSA 13) edited by Jerzy Gawronski, André van Holk, and Joost Schokkenbroek, pp. 347-348.

Cabrera Tejedor, C., (2016): From Hispalis to Ishbiliyya: the ancient port of Seville, from the Roman Empire to the End of the Islamic Period (45 BC - AD 1248). Doctoral Thesis. University of Oxford.

Riera, C., Aguilar, C., and Cabrera, C. (2016) “Studying the cannons of Punta Santa Anna, Spain; in situ conservation, promoting public access and monitoring iron corrosion” in Proceedings of 5th Symposium of Preserving Archaeological Remains In Situ, PARIS5. April 2015, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland.

Cabrera Tejedor, C., (2016): “The antique port of Seville: transformations from Roman Times to the Islamic Period” in Proceedings of IKUWA 5: Heritage for Humanity. 5th International Congress on Underwater Archaeology. Cartagena, October 15-19, 2014.

Cabrera Tejedor, C., (in Press):  “Una barca de época califal hallada en el desaparecido puerto de la Isbiliya islámica”, in Le détroit de Gibraltar, à la croisée des mers et des continents (époques ancienne et médiévale) edited by Laurent Callegarin and Dominique Valérian. (Accepted in Dec. 2014)

Cabrera Tejedor, C., (2014): “La caracterización del antiguo y desaparecido puerto de Sevilla a través de los hallazgos náuticos de la Plaza Nueva” in Sevilla Arqueológica: La ciudad en época protohistórica, antigua y andalusí coordinated by José Beltrán Fortes and Oliva Rodríguez Gutiérrez. Universidad de Sevilla, pp. 242-244.

Cabrera Tejedor, C., (2013): “El fondeadero de la Plaza Nueva de Sevilla: un ancla y una barca procedentes del antiguo puerto de Hispalis” in proceedings of I Congreso de Arqueología Náutica y Subacuática Española. Cartagena, 14, 15 y 16 de marzo de 2013 edited by Xavier Nieto, Abraham Ramírez, and Patricia Recio. Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

Cabrera Tejedor, C., (2012): “Re-Conservation of Wood from the Vasa with Alkoxysilanes: preliminary assessment” in Proceedings of the 11th ICOM-CC Group on Wet Organic Archaeological Materials Conference: Greenville 2010 edited by E. Williams, K. Straetkvern, pp 439-462.

Cabrera Tejedor, C., (2011): “Nautical Evidence from Byzantium in Seville, Spain.” Published in SKYLLIS 11- Zeitschrift für Unterwasserarchäologie, Journal of the German Society for the Promotion of Underwater Archaeology.

Cabrera Tejedor, C., (2010): “Re-Conservation of Wood from the Seventeenth-Century Swedish Warship the Vasa with Alkoxysilanes: A Re-Treatment Study Applying Thermosetting Elastomers.” Master of Arts Thesis. Texas A&M University.


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