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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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“Food and culture: stories of the past” – a review of 2 new publications

This year the ‘archaeology of food’ field has been enriched by several new publications. Dr Alexandra Livarda, co-editor with Dr Katheryn Twiss (Stony Brook University, New York) of the Elements Series ‘Archaeology of Food’ (Cambridge University Press), was invited to review two of these: Robyn E. Cutright. 2021. The story of food in the human past: how what we ate made us…
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Involving high-school students in archaeology in the context of The European Researchers Night

Science will once again fill the streets, markets, and educational centers. The fourth edition of the European Research Night recovers the face-to-face activities in an edition still marked by the restrictions derived from the pandemic. While most of our researchers are still in the field, we didn’t want to miss this great opportunity to promote science to…
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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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Engaging the public with hiking and archaeology in the 3rd “Archaeoroutes” series

Last Sunday, an incredible weather joined us in the 3rd ‘Archaeoroute’ of the series, where we were able to enjoy a guided visit by Josep Maria Palet highlighting the areas of archaeological interest around la Coma del Clot (Catalonia). It has been more than 10 years since we started our archaeological work in the natural park of the Ter and…
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GIAP participates in the 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA 2021)

A year ago, ‘Widening Horizons’ was decided on as the motto of the 27th EAA Annual Meeting, as it combined the ‘sense of place’ of Kiel and its position in Europe, with the orientation of its university and the Johanna Mestorf Academy (the host organizer of the 2021 AM) and our shared ambition to think, speak about and act…
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GIAP investigates a network of historical fire beacons in Tenerife, Canary Islands

Image: ULL team on top of Mesa Gallardina, in Tenerife (picture by Jared Carballo, ULL). This is a post about fire, pirates and… landscape archaeology! How does this sound? Our GIAP member Francesc C. Conesa and his colleague Jared Carballo (ULL) talk about VIGILANT. This new project aims to shed new light on the historical…
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Developing new surveying techniques under the Greek sun

The team’s morning march to the survey area.  Our work in Greece this summer involves two distinct archaeological projects: surveying in Abdera (Thrace) and surveying and excavating in Grevena (Western Macedonia), with additional geomorphological and geoarchaeological prospection in both areas.  These projects will provide a new paradigm of techniques available for archaeological surveys, with a stronger involvement of remote sensing,…
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New podcast in National Geographic: the origins of the Indus civilisation

Little is known about the origins of one of the most extense fluvial civilisations of the Bronze Age, the Indus civilisation, which spanned over two millennia in India. A new podcast in National Geographic Historia (in Spanish) covers this topic with the help of Francesc C. Conesa (GIAP) and Juanjo García Granero (Milà i Fontanals…
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Living mountains: latest surveys in the eastern Pyrenees

Archaeological team working in the area of Aparellats (Meranges), where we were able to document a possible phase of occupation related to a circular structure (2500 meters above sea level). Photo: Arnau Carbonell-Puigventós). Since 2018, the archaeological works in the eastern Pyrenees have been centered in the Meranges area (Catalonia), in order to complete the archaeological map of…
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