Professor of Research at the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) since 2001. Director of Incipit (CSIC Institute of Heritage Sciences, based on Santiago de Compostela, Spain), and President of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) since September 2015. Lecturer at the University of Santiago de Compostela from 1984 to 2000. Director of Humanities and Social Sciences of CSIC from 2003 to 2009. Author of twelve scientific books and monographies, around 150 research articles in international and Spanish journals, 100 papers presented at national and international congresses, and about 60 dissemination and educational papers. Supervisor of 18 PhD and 53 MPhil Dissertations. Major research areas: Landscape Archaeology (mostly dealing with Megalithism and the origins of monumental architecture, Rock art, and formation of peasant landscapes); Archaeological theory (special interest in interpretive theory, critical heritage studies and public science); and Heritage Studies (with a focus on the developments of archaeological and heritage knowledge for the production and social use of cultural values).