Category: Archaeozoology

Supplying the Roman army? Animal production and consumption in the countryside of north-eastern Iberia  (Can Rubió, la Garrotxa)

New article in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, led by GIAP (ICAC) researcher Lídia Colominas in collaboration with Oriol Olesti (Departament de Ciències de l’Antiguitat i de l’Edat Mitjana. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain), Jordi Guàrdia (Professional Archaeologist, Spain) and Karin Harzbecher (Institut d’Estudis del Próxim Orient Antic, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain). Access…
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Farewell Rosa and Mar!

After a few months in GIAP (ICAC), Mar and Rosa will say farewell to the archaeozoology team this July. Supervised by Lídia Colominas, she introduced them to the laboratory practices and methodologies in archaeozoology. Mar Jornet is a master’s degree student at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), focusing on Ancient Mediterranean. She joined us in the context of…
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Giving life to Roman cattle through multidisciplinary research. First step: skull reconstruction

Dr. Lídia Colominas and Anna Montemayor (Àbac S.L.) reconstructing the skull. Do you remember the paper “What Happened in That Pit? An Archaeozoological and GIS Approach to Study an Accumulation of Animal Carcasses at the Roman Villa of Vilauba (Catalonia)” published by Dr. Lídia Colominas (GIAP-ICAC) and the team of Museu de Banyoles on July 2021? In…
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New publication! ‘From Villae to Early Medieval Communities in Tarraconensis region: Changes and Continuities in Herding Practices​’

GIAP-ICAC researchers Abel Gallego-Valle, Lídia Colominas and Josep Maria Palet recently published their latest results in the Journal of Environmental Archaeology (Association for Environmental Archaeology). “From Villae to Early Medieval Communities in Tarraconensis region (northeast of the Iberian Peninsula): Changes and Continuities in Herding Practices​” Abstract In recent years, archaeology involved itself in solving one…
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Archaeozoology thesis defence: Abel Gallego-Valle

As part of the interuniversity doctoral program in Classical Archeology (URV-ICAC-UAB), we are pleased to invite you to the public reading of the doctoral thesis of GIAP predoctoral researcher Abel Gallego, which has been co-directed by Dr. Lídia Colominas, Ramón i Cajal researcher at the Catalan Institute of Classical Archeology (ICAC), and Dr. Josep Maria…
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Investigating Livestock Practices in the Countryside of Roman Spain: An Archaeozoological Approach

GIAP-ICAC researchers Lídia Colominas and Abel Gallego-Valle have recently published a new chapter in the book: Bermejo-Tirado, J. and Grau-Mira, I. (Eds.) 2022. The Archaeology of Peasantry in Roman Spain. De Gruyter. The Archaeology of Peasantry in Roman Spain Abstract: Investigating Livestock Practices in the Countryside of Roman Spain: An Archaeozoological Approach In recent years,…
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What Can Faunal Remains Explain about Household Economies in Antiquity?

Dr. Lídia Colominas will present her latest research in the workshop OIKONOMIA ‘The Management of Ancient Domestic Economies: Comparing Textual and Material Approaches’, on 16th December 2021, organised by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). The entire event can be followed in streaming through the following link: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/69f2791c2de64691950d083af3081b16 12: 45 h What Can Faunal Remains Explain about Household…
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Stories from the wells: how the Roman wells of Guissona can shed new light on life in the past

Picture of the 2017 well in the Roman city of Iesso, outside the city wall. Picture courtesy of the Classical Archaeology team at UAB. Excavations in the Roman municipium of Iesso began more than thirty years ago as part of a research project led by the Classical Archeology team of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and directed by Josep Guitart and Joaquim…
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Mediterranean polyculture revisited: a re-examination of prehistoric cereals, grape and olive

Tomorrow, 16th November 2021, GIAP-ICAC researcher Alexandra Livarda will present her latest multidisciplinary research at the workshop “Society and Environment in Bronze Age Crete. Recent Geoarchaeological Researches”. Organised by ArScAn / École française d’Athènes / L.G.P (UMR 8591). Session 2: Plant resources and landscapes (10.40h CET) Mediterranean polyculture revisited: a re-examination of prehistoric cereals, grape…
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Food and economy of provincial Rome: Katie Tardio returns to ICAC after the pandemic halt

During this month, we were happy to receive the visit of an old friend from the United States. Katie Tardio, who works on her PhD thesis at the Departament of Classics de la University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, EE. UU., stayed with Lídia Colominas (GIAP-ICAC) this October to analyse unfinished samples after the…
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