Author: GIAP team

A Journey of Restoration and Musealization

Recently, Vallès Oriental TV paid a visit to Aiguafreda de Dalt to broadcast an interview in light of the ongoing restoration and musealization efforts at the archaeological complex, led by the Aiguafreda town council in collaboration with GIAP (ICAC-CERCA). In early 2014, the Aiguafreda town council, in agreement with the parish of Santa Maria and…
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GIAP joins the AccessCat Network to promote accessible science!

We are thrilled to announce the exciting addition of GIAP (ICAC-CERCA) to the the AccessCat Network to work on accessibility in archaeology. The AccessCat Network (Catalonia’s Accessibility Innovation Network: Media, Education, and Culture) is an initiative of the Generalitat de Catalunya aimed at promoting accessibility to information and communication, bridging the gap between the research world and…
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Ancient Skies, Modern Tools: Charting the course of Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy in the Digital Age

On January 30 and 31, the ICAC-CERCA hosts the research seminar ‘Ancient Skies, Modern Tools: Charting the course of Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy in the Digital Age,’ organized by MSCA researcher Efrosyni Boutsikas within the framework of the STAR-AGESS research project. Ancient Skies, Modern Tools: Charting the course of Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy in the Digital…
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Surveying the Montane Landscapes of Ancient Macedonia

To the fellows based in Oxford, our PhD candidate Giannis Apostolou has been invited to deliver a seminar for the Greek Archaeology Group & Prehistoric and Early Greece Graduate Seminars (GAG-PEGGS) at the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the University of Oxford this Thursday, the 25th of January at 13.00. Giannis’ paper will about ongoing work in…
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Next GIAP Seminar! Insects: silent witnesses of our history

Join us in the second GIAP Seminar of 2024! Open event, no registration required. February 15th 22nd 12h CET ‘Insects: silent witnesses of our history’ Prof. Stefano VaninDISTA – University of Genoa, Italy; IAS-CNR Genoa, Italy Access the webinar here: https://bit.ly/GIAPseminars2024Open event. No registration required. Hosted in Microsoft Teams (no Microsoft/Teams account needed). Abstract:  Archaeoentomology is a…
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Echoes from China: the excavations at the cemetery of Juna Khatiya in Kachchh, India, were recently honoured with the Shanghai Archaeology Forum’s 2023 Field Discovery award

4500 years ago, the Kachchh region in present-day north-western India played an essential role in the development of the Bronze Age Indus Civilization, as attested by the many well-known Indus mounds and citadels that have been documented in the area. However, little was known about the earlier phases that led to the full integration of…
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New Evidence for Urban Agriculture at Mid-3rd Millenium B.C.E. Tell Brak

An excavation at Tell Brak, Syria, reveals charred cereals from the Early Bronze Age. A new study, led by the University of Oxford in collaboration with the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC-CERCA) and the University of Michigan, offers insights into farming strategies, trade dynamics, and water management in this ancient urban center. Diffey C,…
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The agricultural economy of the Aegean Dark Ages through machine learning-powered 3D cereal grain morphometrics

Good news to start the year! The resolution of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spanish Government) granted our new R&D project: DarkAegean. The agricultural economy of the Aegean Dark Ages through machine learning-powered 3D cereal grain morphometrics (01/09/2023 – 31/08/2026)Agencia Estatal de Investigación (PID2022-139907NB-I00) The DarkAegean project, led by Ramón y Cajal researcher Alexandra Livarda, explores the innovative hypothesis…
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First GIAP Seminar 2024! ‘Cattle through time: a long-term perspective on cattle husbandry in the Netherlands’

Join us in the first GIAP Seminar of 2024! Open event, no registration required. January 18th 12h CET ‘Cattle through time: a long-term perspective on cattle husbandry in the Netherlands’ Dr. Maaike GrootFreie Universität Berlin Access the webinar here: https://bit.ly/GIAPseminars2024Open event. No registration required. Hosted in Microsoft Teams (no Microsoft/Teams account needed). Abstract:  From the Neolithic, cattle…
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2,500-Year-Old Roots of Transhumance: an interview with Lídia Colominas

Dr. Lídia Colominas was recently interviewed and highlighted in the RECERCAT newsletter to delve deeper into one of our latest articles from 2023, which showcased that Iron Age communities in Catalonia practiced seasonal altitudinal movements. The study, featured in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Archaeology, was a collaboration between IPHES-CERCA, ICAC-CERCA, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Cardiff University and the…
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