Territorial settings of the Roman-Republican centuriation of Empúries

Last week, part of the team started the fieldwork in the context of the TranScapes and ArqueoTer projects (see below for more information). The team consisted of Arnau Carbonell-Puigventós, Marta Flórez-Santasusanna, Arnau Garcia-Molsosa, Alfredo Mayoral and Josep Maria Palet.

The first morning we were in Ullastret, where we met with Gabriel de Prado, director of MAC Ullastret, to establish further collaboration in the context of the project.

On the afternoon, we moved to the field to start the archaeomorphological prospection. The aim of the archaeomorphological survey is to identify, analyse and validate on the ground the road and plot traces located during the photo-interpretation work carried out previously in the laboratory.

Left to right: Arnau Carbonell-Puigventós, Arnau Garcia-Molsosa, Alfredo Mayoral, Josepo Maria Palet and Marta Flórez-Santasusanna.

On the second day, we started surveying in Muntanya Seca (Palau-Sator), where we also analysed lithostratigraphic profiles:

Alfredo Mayoral
Front to back: Josep Maria Palet, Alfredo Mayoral and Arnau Carbonell-Puigventós

On the third and last day of prospecting, we moved to the southern slope of Montgrí (Torroella) with the aim to design:
– The archaeological analysis of ancient agricultural terraces. 
– The points of study and sampling of lithostratigraphic profiles.
Both interventions are scheduled for next autumn.

This sector of Montgrí is very interesting for the analysis and validation of the territorial setting of the Roman-Republican centuriation of Empúries.

Dolmen del Puig Roig (or Dolmen del Cementiri dels moros)” in Muntanya Seca

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Research funded by:
Arqueologia del paisatge agrari, ocupació del territori i interaccions socioambientals al Baix Ter (Montgrí-Daró) (01/01/2022 – 31/12/2025) 
Projecte Quadriennal, Generalitat de Catalunya, CLT009/18/00034

TranScapes. Transported Mediterranean Landscape: Integrated and diachronic study of socio-environmental interactions and changes in the occupation of the environment on both sides of the Mediterranean (01/09/2022 / 31/08/2025)
Agencia Estatal de Investigación (PID2021-127064NB-I00)

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