Author: Alexandra Livarda

Landscape Archaeology Research Group

Experimental cultivations & the creation of a new methodological tool for archaeobotanical investigations

Reporting Alexandra Livarda and Alexandra Kriti Archaeobotany and the study of seeds and grains can be very frustrating, especially when compared to other bioarchaeological disciplines, like zooarchaeology. Let us explain: when you have an animal bone you can get all sorts of information. You can tell what animal it is, but also, the sex, age,…
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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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BACK TO THE FIELD!

Giannis Apostolou, Paloma Aliende and Arnau Garcia-Molsosa reporting: After several months in dry-dock, with work advancing only from our home computers, we can finally retake our aerial surveys! We have really missed the outdoors and the rewards of fieldwork and it is now time for us to go back to the field and acquire new…
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GIAP goes to India: a new project investigates the origins of the Indus Civilisation

Hi, this is Francesc! I’m a postdoctoral fellow at GIAP, and this is my first blog post – just about time! I joined ICAC during the worst months of the pandemic back in Spring last year to closely work with the remote sensing team under Dr Orengo. My research focuses on developing computational workflows to…
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‘A VIEW TO THE SEA’ WITH DR JANE REMPEL

On the 17th of March GIAP is hosting the second talk of the webinar series ‘Recent Advances in the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean’ to be delivered by Dr Jane Rempel (University of Sheffield, UK). Dr Rempel’s talk examines the late Classical/early Hellenistic monumental burial traditions from Sinope and Amisos on the south coast of the…
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A NEW TENURE TRACK POSITION AT ICAC – FOCUS ARCHAEOZOOLOGY

On the 1st of March Lídia Colominas joined the permanent staff of ICAC/GIAP with a Ramón y Cajal contract.   Dr Colominas is an archaeozoologist, with a particular emphasis on the Mediterranean between the 5th century BC and the 5th century AD. Her work has focused on the development of 4 main research lines: animal husbandry, animal trade,…
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LAUNCHING OF THE NEW WEBINAR SERIES WITH DR VERONICA ANICETI

GIAP’s new webinar series ‘Recent Advances in the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean’ is hosting Dr Veronica Aniceti on the 24th of February at 18:00 (CET). Dr Aniceti will be talking about ‘Animals and their roles in the medieval society of Sicily‘. You can join the talk here: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NTRhOGEwZmItNmE2NS00OTk3LWE5ZDctYmZiYjgxNmY2MzI3%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22eb2b7ec4-04ec-4a5a-9ee3-d87fa14c34a3%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2210757a50-8e76-431d-8481-84f0a94efc2d%22%7d Here is a taster of what…
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MEET OUR NEW MSCA FELLOWS: DRs CHARLOTTE DIFFEY & EFROSYNI BOUTSIKAS

Skyscapes, religion, plants and ancient economy are some of the themes to be investigated by the two successful 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie fellows that will join GIAP. They are two brilliant female researchers: Dr Efrosyni Boutsikas and Dr Charlotte Diffey. Both of them will be working on the Aegean with new technologies, involving loads of…
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MEDITERRANEAN POLYCULTURE REVISITED – NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE PREHISTORY OF CRETE

2021 started with the publication of the third paper of the bioarchaeology-palaeoenvironment-landscape team of the PALAP research project (Palaikastro Phase 4. Urbanisation in Bronze Age Crete: between palace and landscape at Palaikastro). The project (2012-5) involved: Excavation of part of the Bronze Age (Minoan) town at the site of Roussolakkos, near the modern village of…
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HOW NEW TECHNOLOGIES CAN HELP EXTRACT ARCHAEOLOGICAL INFORMATION FROM HISTORICAL MAPS

New research using Deep Learning to extract archaeological information from collections of maps produced during the European colonization of South Asia and Levant  New research published this week in Archaeological Prospection presents the results of how archaeological information can be extracted from historical maps using deep learning. The paper demonstrates the potential of this technique for large-scale…
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