Tag: geoarchaeology

GIAP starts a new survey campaign in the Mongolian steppes

GIAP researchers Francesc C. Conesa and Arnau Carbonell-Puigventós are currently in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, to set up the final preparations for their field survey season starting in Züünkhangai sum, Uvs province in the north-western part of the country (featured picture by OAK stories).    This summer Francesc and Arnau are joining an international team together with Natalia Égüez (University of…
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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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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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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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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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