Category: Landscape archaeology

Presenting the latest research on the Gallic Oppidum of Gergovie

Illustration by Yoann Bit Monnot for Museé Gergovie. Virtual conference “Gergovie: new geoarchaeological and paleoenvironmental research”. Presented by Alfredo Mayoral, geoarchaeologist at GIAP (ICAC) and Geolab (UMR 6042 UCA-CNRS).Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.On the Facebook page – Musée de GergovieStay informed by subscribing to the facebook event.  The fame of the Gallic oppidum of Gergovia is…
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Engaging the public with hiking and archaeology in the 3rd “Archaeoroutes” series

Last Sunday, an incredible weather joined us in the 3rd ‘Archaeoroute’ of the series, where we were able to enjoy a guided visit by Josep Maria Palet highlighting the areas of archaeological interest around la Coma del Clot (Catalonia). It has been more than 10 years since we started our archaeological work in the natural park of the Ter and…
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GIAP investigates a network of historical fire beacons in Tenerife, Canary Islands

Image: ULL team on top of Mesa Gallardina, in Tenerife (picture by Jared Carballo, ULL). This is a post about fire, pirates and… landscape archaeology! How does this sound? Our GIAP member Francesc C. Conesa and his colleague Jared Carballo (ULL) talk about VIGILANT. This new project aims to shed new light on the historical…
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Developing new surveying techniques under the Greek sun

The team’s morning march to the survey area.  Our work in Greece this summer involves two distinct archaeological projects: surveying in Abdera (Thrace) and surveying and excavating in Grevena (Western Macedonia), with additional geomorphological and geoarchaeological prospection in both areas.  These projects will provide a new paradigm of techniques available for archaeological surveys, with a stronger involvement of remote sensing,…
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New podcast in National Geographic: the origins of the Indus civilisation

Little is known about the origins of one of the most extense fluvial civilisations of the Bronze Age, the Indus civilisation, which spanned over two millennia in India. A new podcast in National Geographic Historia (in Spanish) covers this topic with the help of Francesc C. Conesa (GIAP) and Juanjo García Granero (Milà i Fontanals…
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Living mountains: latest surveys in the eastern Pyrenees

Archaeological team working in the area of Aparellats (Meranges), where we were able to document a possible phase of occupation related to a circular structure (2500 meters above sea level). Photo: Arnau Carbonell-Puigventós). Since 2018, the archaeological works in the eastern Pyrenees have been centered in the Meranges area (Catalonia), in order to complete the archaeological map of…
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Experimental drone flights to develop new remote-sensing methods

Arnau Garcia-Molsosa preparing the drone for the experimental flight In collaboration with the City Council of La Garriga (Catalonia), this summer we have begun a series of experimental flights with drones as part of a research project that seeks to develop new methods for remote detection of sites. The fields adjacent to the Roman villa of Can Terrers, as well as other…
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Unraveling nomadic pastoralism in Mongolia in the Bronze Age

Last Thursday, July 22nd, National Geographic History published an article featuring one of the projects in which we collaborate. It is an exciting initiative between the National Museum of Mongolia and the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) to investigate Bronze Age nomadic societies and pastoralism in Mongolia. The project is funded by the Fundación Palarq and it expands the Western Mongolia Archaeological Project,…
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Almost 9,000 burial mounds detected in Galicia by Artificial Intelligence

Recently, an article in La Vanguardia highlighted our projects in Galicia (Spain), where we have been using Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to automatise the detection of archaeological features, structures and sites. With this post, we wanted to provide insight on this transformative methodology. Artificial intelligence (AI) is being considered the fourth industrial revolution. Derived from engineering…
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The many wonders of the Kambos: revisiting the cultural landscapes of western Thessaly, central Greece

The next webinar of the GIAP ‘Recent Advances in the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean’ series is tomorrow, 19th of May, at 18.00CET. The presenter will be Dr Nancy Krahtopoulou (Ephorate of Antiquities of Karditsa – Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greece) and she will be talking on the cultural landscapes of western Thessaly, in…
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