Carmen Cuenca-García


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ORDCID number: 0000-0003-1529-4606

Carmen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) working in archaeo-geophysics since January 2017. She is also the co-founder of the TErrestrial, Marine and Aerial Remote sensing for archaeology (TEMAR) research group. She holds a BA in Archaeology and Prehistory (University of Valencia, 1998), an MSc in archaeological prospection-shallow geophysics (University of Bradford, 2008) and a PhD in near-surface geophysics for archaeological prospection (University of Glasgow, 2013). Carmen has held positions at the Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment (IMS-FORTH) in Rethymno, Crete (2013-2015) and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna (2015-2016). Her field experience includes work in Scotland, Greece, Cyprus, Austria, Jordan, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and Norway. Her research has mainly focused in developing integrated geophysical & soil physico-chemical characterisation methods to maximise proxy data interpretation of buried archaeological sites and landscapes. Besides archaeological investigations, her interests have also developed in humanitarian applications of geophysical prospection. These include the use of high-resolution geophysics to detect unmarked human burials, mass-graves and illegal infrastructure. Carmen is the Chair of COST Action SAGA.


  • Cuenca-García, C.1/1. 2018. Soil geochemical methods in archaeo-geophysics: exploring a combined approach at sites in Scotland. Archaeological Prospection, 26 (1), 57-72.

  • Cuenca-García, C., Armstrong, K.,Aidona, E., De Smedt, P., Roseveare, A., Roseveare, M., Schneidhofer, P., Wilson,, Faßbinder, J., Moffat, I., Sarris, A., Scheiblecker, M., Jrad, A., van Leusen, M., Lowe, K. (2018). The Soil science &Archaeo-Geophysics Alliance (SAGA): going beyond prospection. ResearchIdeas and Outcomes, 4, 25.

  • Bishop, P.; Cuenca-García, C.; Jones, R.; Cook, D. 4/1. 2017. Lime burning in clamp kilns in Scotland’s Western Central Belt: primitive industry or simple but perfectly adequate technology? Industrial Archaeology Review, Vol. 39 (1), 38-58.

  • Cuenca-García, C.; Jones, R.J.A.; Hall, A.J.; Poller, T. (2013). From the air to the atomic level of a ditch: integrating geophysical and geochemical survey methods at the prehistoric cropmark complex of Forteviot (Perthshire, Scotland). In W. Neubauer, I. Trinks, R.B. Salisbury and C. Einwögerer (eds), 10th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection (AP2013), 29 May-2 June 2013, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 129-133,