Category: Landscape archaeology

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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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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Call for papers CAA2023!

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to our session in the CAA2023 (Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) that will be held from April 3rd to 6th 2023 in Amsterdam (Netherlands). GIAP (ICAC) researcher Nazarij Buławka is part of the organising team of the session: S06. Stay connected: Developing Mobile GIS for…
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The GIAP team gets bigger! Meet our new MSCA postdoctoral fellows

We are glad to finally be able to welcome our new team members to Tarragona! Three brilliant postdoctoral researchers joined GIAP (ICAC) this September. Skyscapes, religion, plants and ancient irrigation are some of the themes to be investigated by the three successful postdoctoral MSCA fellows.  STAR-AGESS: Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Ritual and Ancient Greek Experience of Sacred Spaces (H2020-MSCA-IF-2020-101026674) Efrosyni Boutsikas Dr. Boutsikas is an…
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Archaeological weekend at the nature reserve of the headwaters of the Ter & Freser rivers

On September 17th and 18th 2022 we celebrate an archaeological weekend in the headwaters of the Ter i and Freser’s Natural Park. A unique opportunity to explore archaeological remains of Núria Valley by the hand one of the major experts of the area: Josep Maria Palet (mountain archaeology, ICAC’s director and GIAP’s co-director). Starting with…
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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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Long-term analysis of colonial relations in Thrace: the archaeological survey at Abdera and Xanthi 2015–2019 

A new article in Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences presents the preliminary results of the Archaeological Project at Abdera and Xanthi (APAX), a systematic regional survey applying intensive pedestrian sample collection conducted in Greek Thrace. This new archaeological programme has investigated different landscape settings in the Xanthi area. Different collection strategies were developed to adapt to…
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