Tag: Archaeobotany

Harvest time is approaching! Second year of experimental cultivations in Greece

Final year agronomy students from the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki , Solonas Samiotis and Nektarios Theofanous are taking PSI measurements from the landrace plots, and inputing data straight to the GIS database. Last week on the fields was a hard, yet rewarding one! This year, the contribution of GIAP (ICAC) members Hèctor A. Orengo, Arnau Garcia Molsosa and Giannis Apostolou,…
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GIAP on the radio waves! Alexandra Livarda presents our experimental cultivations

Alexandra Livarda presents an update on our experimental cultivations in Greece, in the new ‘Toquem Pedra‘, the section about archaeology in Tarragona Ràdio‘s ‘Què de qué‘ programme. The scientific dissemination program ‘Toquem Pedra’ has been broadcast since 2021, and is broadcast live on the third Wednesday of each month, at 11:40 am. “What do you…
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Next GIAP Seminar : ‘Continuities and Innovations in Agriculture and Plant Processing in NW Mediterranean during the 1st millennium BC’

Join us in the third 2022 GIAP Seminar! April 28th 2022, 18-19h CET ‘Continuities and Innovations in Agriculture and Plant Processing in NW Mediterranean during the 1st millennium BC’ Prof. Natalia Alonso MartínezProfessor of Prehistory at University of Lleida Keywords: Agriculture, Archaeobotany, Iron Age, Iberian Culture, Technological innovations Access the webinar here: https://bit.ly/JoinGIAPseminarNo registration required.…
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5 MSCA postdoc grants awarded to GIAP-ICAC!

Today we’re celebrating the remarkable success of our MSCAs applications for the 2021 call, the results of which have just been announced. GIAP-ICAC is proud to welcome 5 new MSCA postdoctoral fellows (and possibly one more waiting in the reserve list), expanding research in the forthcoming years and providing research funds for a total value…
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Landscape footprints of peopling and colonisation in the coastal hinterland of Emporion-Emporiae, NE Iberia

Figure by Jordi Montaner. 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,…
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The group keeps growing bigger and better!

We are celebrating a new GIAP member and three new drone licenses in the team! With the increasing non-technical workload on all researchers’ shoulders, it is becoming increasingly necessary to rely on specialised support personnel. Aspects such as grant proposals, project and team management, as well as communication and dissemination, are all essential aspects to…
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Success of the first year of experimental cultivations

In our last post reporting on our experimental cultivations you could see our greenhouse and our fields blooming in the spring and later already mature and yellow before the harvest. We had just begun the harvest after a challenging season with late rains and hoping for the best. We are now extremely happy to report…
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Unraveling nomadic pastoralism in Mongolia in the Bronze Age

Last Thursday, July 22nd, National Geographic History published an article featuring one of the projects in which we collaborate. It is an exciting initiative between the National Museum of Mongolia and the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) to investigate Bronze Age nomadic societies and pastoralism in Mongolia. The project is funded by the Fundación Palarq and it expands the Western Mongolia Archaeological Project,…
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Experimental cultivations & the creation of a new methodological tool for archaeobotanical investigations

Reporting Alexandra Livarda and Alexandra Kriti Archaeobotany and the study of seeds and grains can be very frustrating, especially when compared to other bioarchaeological disciplines, like zooarchaeology. Let us explain: when you have an animal bone you can get all sorts of information. You can tell what animal it is, but also, the sex, age,…
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Meet our new MSCA fellows: Drs. Efrosyni Boutsikas & Charlotte Diffey

Skyscapes, religion, plants and ancient economy are some of the themes to be investigated by the two successful 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie fellows that will join GIAP. They are two brilliant female researchers: Dr Efrosyni Boutsikas and Dr Charlotte Diffey. Both of them will be working on the Aegean with new technologies, involving loads of…
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