Category: Bioarchaeology

Two New Open Access publications on archaeobotany and organic residue analysis applied to Roman material

This week two papers investigating Roman foodways in the western provinces of the Roman Empire, in the eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula, led by GIAP PhD candidate Theoni Baniou (supervised by Drs Alexandra Livarda and Núria Romaní Sala) have been published GOLD OPEN ACCESS. The first paper, published in the journal of Archaeological and…
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Prominent representation of GIAP in the LAC 2024 Conference!

Next week will start the Landscape Archaeology Conference that will take place in Alcará de Henares (Madrid, Spain) from the 10-14th of June. This year’s theme is focused on Human challenges in a context of changing landscapes. GIAP has 13 contributions to the conference, all of them presented by our researchers, and leading one of…
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Exploring food plants in the Roman Germania provinces: sharing our first results at the Treffen der Arbeitsgruppe Archäobotanik conference

Last week Patricia Vandorpe was in Brandenburg (Germany) presenting her MSCA Project at the yearly conference of the German archaeobotanists «Treffen der Arbeitsgruppe Archäobotanik» from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June 2024 in the Archäologischen Landesmuseum of Brandenburg. Her talk ‘Handel mit Nahrungspflanzen im Römischen Reich: Untersuchung des Wachstums und der Entwicklung…
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Last GIAP Seminar of 2024: “The botanical approach to Archaeobotany: plants behaviour and human adaptation”

20 June 2024, 18h CEST (UTC +2) “The botanical approach to Archaeobotany: plants behaviour and human adaptation” Prof. Anna Maria Mercuri Lab.of Palynology and Palaeobotany, Dept. Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy Access the webinar here: https://bit.ly/GIAPseminars2024Open event. No registration required. Hosted in Microsoft Teams (no Microsoft/Teams account needed). Abstract:  The seminar will present…
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The archaeobotany team invited in Poland to discuss Roman foodways

Last week (6-11 of May) the archaeobotany team working on Roman foodways was invited to present their work in Poland. The visit started in Warsaw, where they were hosted by Prof. Aldona Mueller-Bieniek at the University of Warsaw. Marie Curie Fellow, Dr Patricia Vandorpe, delivered the talk ‘Defining foodways across the Roman Empire using archaeobotanical…
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Archaeobotanical synergies: GIAP goes to BIOPOLIS-CIBIO and MHNC at the University of Porto

Theoni Baniou, GIAP-ICAC PhD candidate, has started on the 6th of May a research stay in Porto. She will be working until the middle of June with Dr João Tereso at the BIOPOLIS-CIBIO, the Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto, and the MHNC – UP, the Natural History and Science Museum…
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Next GIAP Seminar: “Review of stable isotopic research on human diet, subsistence and mobility in Mesopotamia”

14 May 2024, 12h CEST (UTC +2) “Review of stable isotopic research on human diet, subsistence and mobility in Mesopotamia” Prof. Arkadiusz SołtysiakFaculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland Access the webinar here: https://bit.ly/GIAPseminars2024Open event. No registration required. Hosted in Microsoft Teams (no Microsoft/Teams account needed). Abstract:  Since 40 years, research on stable isotopes has become…
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Feeding the Roman cities: an archaeobotanical approach to tastes and commerce in the Roman provinces

Today, Dr. Alexandra Livarda is presenting in the Winter Seminars – Discussing Long-Term Analysis, organized by CEIS20 Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares of the Universidade de Coimbra, with a session on “Street food: feeding the city“, which will take place on March 21 at 4.00pm (GMT – Lisbon). Open registrations, free of charge: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepxa0nlZbCxUOnizJclNHOsRHRpp-7qbM_jr-TiWVPtF7gyA/viewform It will feature Dr. Livarda’s…
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Isotope analyses for the study of Roman livestock management

Rosa Soler, PhD candidate at GIAP under the direction of Dr. Lídia Colominas (ICAC-CERCA) and Dr. Carlos Tornero (UAB), has started her training in isotopes. In the pictures, you can see her drilling sheep teeth to obtain powder samples of enamel for sequential isotope analyses. Her research focuses on the study of livestock management during…
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EU-PoTaRCh’s 1st General Meeting and Conference

Dr. Valentina Pescini will be attending EU-Potarch’s 1st General Meeting and Conference, as management committee member representing Spain in this COST Action project. The meeting will be held in Prague on 5-7 March, focusing on the cultural heritage and future of non-wood forest byproducts: potash, tar, resin, and charcoal. This event provides members with their…
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