Author: GIAP team

GIAP workshop: Landscape, display and economy at Abdera and Thrace

This Thursday, 24th November 2022, ICAC will be hosting a GIAP workshop in the context of the recently finalised Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship of Dr. Merkouris Georgiadis: “Landscape, display and economy at Abdera and Thrace: using modern archaeological field and lab methods to better understand colonial landscapes (from 3000BC to AD100)“ Date: 24th November 2022. Organisers: ·…
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The water supply of the city of Barcino during Antiquity

Carme Miró i Alaix (Archaeological Service of Barcelona) and GIAP (ICAC) researcher Hèctor A. Orengo will present in the forthcoming seminar “Climate Variability in the Roman World and Late Roman: Impact on the Barcelona Plan“, which will take place next Saturday, 12th November 2022. Organised and hosted by:Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA) Casa de l’Aigua,…
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Revamping the Known: Rethinking Cultural Periodization in the Outer Plains of Jammu and Its Importance in Weaving the Historical Narrative

GIAP (ICAC) researcher Navjot Kour travelled to Thailand to present in the 22nd Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA22), which takes place in Chiang Mai on 6-12 November 2022. S58-12 Revamping the Known: Rethinking Cultural Periodization in the Outer Plains of Jammu(Jammu and Kashmir, India) and Its Importance in Weaving the Historical NarrativeNavjot KourCatalan…
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Multitemporal Lidar: A New Workflow for the Detection of Subtle Topographic Features in Dense Forest Areas

ICAC researchers publish a new study in Land, showcasing the potential of multitemporal lidar-derived digital terrain models for the detection of subtle archaeological features under perennial dense forest.  Featured image: Figure 1. Lidar point-cloud.  Lidar-derived digital terrain models (DTMs) have, during the last years, become an essential tool in landscape archaeology (Berganzo-Besga et al. 2021)…
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Religious experience at the temple of Epikourean Apollo in Bassae: Virtual Reality technology in the service of archaeoastronomical research

GIAP (ICAC)’s researcher Efrosyni Boutsikas is travelling to Argentina to present in the Oxford XII Conference (ISAAC) and VIII Inter-American Conference on Cultural Astronomy: “Living Skies”, organised by the International Society of Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy (ISAAC) and the Inter-American Society of Astronomy in Culture (SIAC), which takes place in Buenos Aires from October 31st to…
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Archaeozoology of Caesarea: a window to animal husbandry and meat diet in the Fatimid and Crusader periods

GIAP (ICAC)’s researcher Lídia Colominas is presenting in the forthcoming ‘Caesarea Maritima International Conference MMXXII’ which is taking place in New York from October 23rd to October 26th 2022. It includes presentations on projects related to the Caesarea Maritima site (Israel). Monday, Oct 24 – SESSION 5Archaeozoology of Caesarea: a window to animal husbandry and…
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Retracing the steps of transhumance in antiquity: high mountain archeology

Today, GIAP (ICAC)’s PhD candidate Arnau Carbonell is presenting in the ‘II Congress of transhumance and livestock roads‘ (II Congrés de Transhumància i Camins Ramaders), on the the 2nd axis ‘Transhumance: ancestral activity and territorial development tool’: Retracing the steps of transhumance in antiquity: high mountain archeology in the Puigpedrós massif and in the Duran…
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20 years of Classical Archaeology from Tarragona!

The ICAC celebrates its first 20 years, since its creation, in the fall of 2002. This fall will mark the 20th anniversary since the ICAC started its research activity. In 2002, the Institute began its first projects under the direction of Josep Guitart, located in a temporary classroom donated by the URV. The current headquarters, in…
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New algorithm for the automated detection and classification of multi-cell phytoliths using AI

A new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science shows that it is possible to automate the detection and classification of phytoliths with a high-level of accuracy, up to a species level. This method has the potential to allow the development of much larger analytical datasets in a fraction of the time than was…
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New insights into past agriculture: a modern approach to exploring past agriculture with the aim of 3D Geometric Morphometrics

GIAP (ICAC)’s PhD candidate Alexandra Kriti will present in the 7th ARCH_RNT Archaeological Research & New Technologies, which takes place on 6-8th October 2022 in Kalamata (Greece). New insights into past agriculture:  a modern experimental cultivation project that explores past agriculture with the aim of 3D Geometric MorphometricsAlexandra E.T. Kriti1, Alexandra Livarda1, Hector A. Orengo1, Ioannis Mylonas2 and Elissavet…
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