Landscape Archaeology Research Group

GIAP has been developing multidispliciplinary research lines (in bold) since 2004. Some of these lines have been developed through different individually funded projects (in italics) and have evolved into large framework programmes. Here we only include currently active projects (co-)directed by GIAP members (see below for projects in which GIAP members participate):

Mediterranean landscapes

TransLands. Transported Mediterranean landscapes: an integrated analysis of long-term land-use dynamics at both sides of the Mediterranean (2019-2021)
Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, PGC2018-093734-B-I00

TransMed. Transported Landscapes of Greek Mediterranean Colonisation (2019-2022)
European Research Area H2020-MSCA-IF-2018, 839650

YARNSCAPE. Ecological Economies of Ancient Textiles (2020-2022)
European Research Area H2020-MSCA-IF-2018, 840892

Espais agraris i ocupació del territori a la plana de l’Empordà: arqueologia d’un paisatge cultural (2018-2021)
Projecte Quadrienal, Generalitat de Catalunya, CLT009/18/00097

Long time, no see: land reclamation and the cultural record of central-western plain of Thessaly (2014-2022)
Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) Research Grants

Palaikastro, Phase IV (2012-2020)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the British School at Athens, INSTAP & private donors

Re-contextualising the Neolithisation of Greece: Establishing a reliable chronology of the Early Neolithic site Plateia Magoula, Prodromos, western Thessaly, central Greece (2017-2020)
Natural Environment Research Council, UK

The archaeology of mountain landscapes

Arqueologia dels paisatges culturals de muntanya a les capçaleres del Ter i del Segre (Ripollès-Cerdanya) (2018-2021)
Projecte Quadriennal, Generalitat de Catalunya, CLT009/18/00101

AI approaches to the detection, identification and mapping of archaeological sites and remains

TrackSherd. Towards an automated archaeological surface survey (2020-2023)
Beatriu de Pinós MSCA Co-fund project, 2018 BP 00208

DIASur. Prospección arqueológica inteligente sobre plataforma dron / Drone-based Intelligent Archaeological Survey (2020-2022)
Ayudas Fundación BBVA a Equipos de Investigación Científica

Automated machine learning applications in landscape archaeology (2020-2023)
Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, IJC2018-038319-I

Shedding light on the ‘Dark’ side of the Aegean

DarkRevisited. The Aegean ‘Dark Ages’ revisited: a novel approach to old debates on agricultural economy and food culture (2020-2023)
Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, PID2019-107605GB-I00

iShape3DSeed. Creating a novel, innovative toolkit for the identification of agricultural management regimes in the past using seed shape (2020-2022)
European Research Area H2020-MSCA-IF-2019, 892502


Archaeozoology of Caesarea Maritima: Animal Interactions in an Imperial Port City on the Mediterranean (2020-2021)
The Caesarea Maritima Project, New York University Tel-Aviv.

The Roman conquest of Tunisia: an archaeozoological approach (2019-2021)
Erasmus+, International Doctorate in Quaternary and Prehistory

Resilience, environmental adaptation and climate change in the Indus Civilisation

Holocene socio-environmental relationships in the Indus Valley (2020-2023)
Leverhulme Research Project Grant, RPG-2019-392

Landscape archaeology and local Cultural Heritage

L’Alt Congost entre l’Antiguitat Tardana i l’Alta Edat Mitjana: Recerca arqueològica, transferència de coneixement i proposta de socialització de resultats (2018-2021)
Projecte Quadriennal. Generalitat de Catalunya. CLT009/18/00096

Projects in which we collaborate

Methone (Pieria, Greece)
Direceted by Matthaios Bessios (ΚΖ΄ ΕΠΚΑ), Athena Athanasiadou (EAP) , Konstantinos Noulas (EAP), Prof. John Papadopoulos (UCLA) and Prof. Sarah Morris (UCLA).
Collaboration project between the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria (EAP) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Lefkandi (Euboea, Greece)
Directed by Prof. Irene Lemos (University of Oxford, UK) under the auspices of the British School at Athens

Knossos, Little Palace North (Crete, Greece)
Directed by Dr Eleni Hatzaki (University of Cincinnati, USA) under the auspices of the British School at Athens

Cova des Pas (Mallorca, Spain)
Directed by Dr Manuel Antonio Calvo Trias (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain)
Ministerio, Proyecto I+D (HAR2015-67211-P) 

Winter Rain, Summer Rain. Adaptation, Climate Change, Resilience and the Indus Civilisation, TwoRains (India/Pakistan)
Directed by Dr Cameron A. Petrie (University of Cambridge, UK)
ERC-CoG-2014 648609