Category: Geoarchaeology

Waterscapes of Greek Colonization: A Geoarchaeological Approach to Socio-Environmental Interaction and Coastal Landscape Changes around Ancient Abdera

GIAP (ICAC) researcher Alfredo Mayoral will present in the Landscape Archaeology Conference 2022 (LAC2022), which is taking place from 10th to 15th September 2022: Session nº06 How does the Waterscape Influences, Affects and Infers the Human Community’s Development, Evolution, Vulnerabilities, and Resilience over Time?9.05 GMT (11.05 CEST) Title Waterscapes of Greek Colonization: A Geoarchaeological Approach to Socio-Environmental Interaction…
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Redrawing the interaction between prehistoric societies and volcanos, climate and palaeoenvironments in central France

Figure 1. The Gergovie plateau from the ancient Sarliève Marsh, nowadays drained. Image by Alfredo Mayoral. A new study in the Sarliève marsh, recently published in Quaternary Science Reviews, redraws the interaction between volcanos, climate, paleoenvironments and prehistoric societies during the Holocene in the Limagne plain (central France). The Sarliève marsh is an ancient lake, nowadays…
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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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We expand on remote sensing and geoarchaeology! GIAP awarded two more postdoctoral grants

In the picture: Francesc C. Conesa (left) and Alfredo Mayoral (right). Great news for our remote sensing and geoarchaeology lines of research! We celebrate that Francesc C. Conesa and Alfredo Mayoral have recently been awarded a Beatriu de Pinós (MSCA Cofund-Generalitat de Catalunya) and a Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) postdoctoral grants respectively. We are thrilled…
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Presenting the latest research on the Gallic Oppidum of Gergovie

Illustration by Yoann Bit Monnot for Museé Gergovie. Virtual conference “Gergovie: new geoarchaeological and paleoenvironmental research”. Presented by Alfredo Mayoral, geoarchaeologist at GIAP (ICAC) and Geolab (UMR 6042 UCA-CNRS).Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.On the Facebook page – Musée de GergovieStay informed by subscribing to the facebook event.  The fame of the Gallic oppidum of Gergovia is…
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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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Christmas reflections and ‘bones festes’!

GIAP’s last weekly meeting for 2020 (lacking Iban Berganzo). With all our very best wishes for 2021! Time has flown, in a few days 2020 will be over and just a few days ago we had our final weekly GIAP meeting for the year…although without online drinks and nibbles. We leave these for next year…
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Fieldwork at the Greek colony of Abdera, Thrace, Greece: report on our summer adventure

Part of the team during a drilling in dry wetland in the Tuzla Gyol area 2020, a complicated (!) year for the whole world. And in the midst of the pandemic we had somehow to move on with our TransLands project to ensure we have good datasets to continue with the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and analysis…
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