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Landscape footprints of peopling and colonisation in the coastal hinterland of Emporion-Emporiae, NE Iberia

GIAP-ICAC researchers Dr. Josep Maria Palet and Dr. Hèctor A. Orengo recently published, in The Holocene, the latest results on the coastal hinterland of Emporion–Emporiae (NE, Iberia). A collaboration with: Ana Ejarque1, 2, Ramon Julià3, Pere Castanyer4 & Santiago Riera31ISEM, Univ Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, France2GEOLAB, CNRS, Université Clermont Auvergne, France3Seminary of Prehistoric Studies and Research, Section of Prehistory and…
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Call For Abstracts EAA 2022 – Session #230

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the session #230 in the 2022 international meeting of the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists) that will be held from 31 Aug to 3 Sept in Budapest. This session is entitled: “Sediment and soil archives to decipher human-environment interactions in wetland landscapes from the Neolithic to…
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Good news, some wishes and happy holidays!

We are glad to welcome the holidays with good news! First, a new PhD candidate joined GIAP-ICAC in December: Theoni Baniou, who will be supervised by Dr. Alexandra Livarda. Her thesis is titled: “Exploring Roman tastes: an archaeobotanical and network analysis approach to the investigation of food plant access, commerce and social identities”. The aim…
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Heritage at risk: remote and ground monitoring of endangered heritage in La Palma volcano eruption

During the past two months, a research team coordinated by Francesc C. Conesa (GIAP-ICAC) and Nuria Álvarez (Benahoarita Archaeological Museum) have been closely monitoring the ongoing volcano eruption at La Palma island in the Canary Islands. They have accessed and surveyed the exclusion area next to the lava flows to map and document Cultural Heritage…
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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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Types of inequality, trade networks and measuring materials

GIAP-ICAC researcher Toby C. Wilkinson is participating in the conference “Inequalities in Supra-Regional Eurasian Exchange Networks (8000 – 2000 BP)“, taking place from Dec 2nd to 4th 2021, organised by the ROOTS Cluster of Excellence of Kiel University. As stated in the organiser’s website: “Exchange networks structure and development are essential for explaining social and…
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Presenting our latest research in Greece at the 41st International Mediterranean Survey Workshop

In the picture: M. Georgiadis and G. Apostolou getting ready for the talks. GIAP researchers Merkourios Georgiadis and Giannis Apostolou present our latest research in Greece, including results from this summer’s campaigns, at the 41st IMS workshop. As presented by their organisers: “The 41st hybrid IMSW meeting will take place at the Paul Valéry University – Montpellier…
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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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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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