Fernando Quesada Sanz is a tenured professor of Archeology, accredited as a professor and is currently the director of the Department of Prehistory and Archeology at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
His research focuses on Iberian culture and, above all, on the analysis of ancient Mediterranean societies through the study of their weapons and the forms of warfare. His dense work as a researcher and scientific disseminator has made him one of the most recognized specialists in arms and military history of antiquity. He has directed various research projects and doctoral theses on these issues.
His hundreds of publications include books such as The Iberian Necropolis of El Cabecico del Tesoro (1989), Weapon and Symbol, the Iberian Falcata (1992), The Iberian Weaponry (1997), The Horse in Ancient Iberia (2003), Military Banners in the ancient world (2006), Ultima Ratio Regis, control and prohibition of weapons from Antiquity to the Modern Age (2008) and Weapons of ancient Iberia (2010), published in La Esfera.
He co-directs the Gladius magazine and the series of monographs Anejos de Gladius, both edited by the Higher Council for Scientific Research, and directs excavations on the time of the Roman conquest of Baetica. In addition to his work as a front-line researcher, he devotes special attention to high dissemination, highlighting in this regard his long collaboration with the most prestigious magazines in this field such as La Aventura de la Historia and Desperta Ferro.