Alberto J. Lorrio was born in Madrid. He did his training at the University Complutense of Madrid, where received his Phd in 1995 with the Doctoral Thesis "Los Celtíberos: etnia y cultura". It is currently Professor of Prehistory at the University of Alicante. He has collaborated in the excavation works of important Celtic sites in Spain and France, including the Castro of the Cogotas (Ávila), or the oppida of Bibracte (Burgundy, France) and Avaricum (Bourges, France).
He has directed several research projects including excavation works in the celtiberic-romans cities of Segobriga and Ercavica (Cuenca) and in the Iron Age village of El Molón (Camporrobles, Valencia), as well as works of prospecting in the low mountainous area of Cuenca and the Valencian Comarca of Requena-Utiel.
He has participated in several national and international conferences,courses and seminars, and has published more than 100 books and articles about the iron age in the Iberian Peninsula, especially focused on the Celtic culture, mainly on the Celtiberians.