About Colin and Cris

Dr. Colin Amundsen is a field-archaeologist affiliated with the University of Bergen Museum, Norway. Dr. Amundsen graduated from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York in 2008. He has worked throughout much of the North Atlantic over a 15-year career focusing on pre-Industrial commercialized fishing, culture contact, and ethnicity. For the past six years, he has worked assisting and managing archaeological projects for the University Tromsø Museum and the University of Bergen Museum. Much of his work has taken place in the extreme setting of the arctic and alpine regions and along the coast of the Barents and the North Sea. Besides working with the archaeological material, Dr. Amundsen has worked closely with both the fishing and seafood industries with a special focus towards small-scale fisheries, sustainable fishing practices, and business development. 

Colin Amundsen
Colin Amundsen


Cristina Belmonte is a field-archaeologist licensed in History by Barcelona University in 1999. Her career developed mainly in Catalonia, but she has had several projects abroad in Egypt, Norway and Turkey. Cristina has almost 17 years of experience in the development and management of archaeological projects with 14 years in the private sector. The last years, she has been working as a freelance archaeologists and in 2016 become parter member in iPAT Serveis culturals. During this period as a freelance, she has been sharing different projects in both Catalonia and Norway. In 2016 she joins the international research project of Çatalhöyuük Turkey. Besides the archaeological research, Cristina is interested in tourism and cultural diffusion. Her passion is bringing archaeology and cultural heritage to the public by using different tools and approaches through field schools, exhibitions, historical recreations, and writing articles

Cris B. Santisteban
Cristina Belmonte

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