Tag: landscape archaeology

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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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 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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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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Experimental drone flights to develop new remote-sensing methods

Arnau Garcia-Molsosa preparing the drone for the experimental flight In collaboration with the City Council of La Garriga (Catalonia), this summer we have begun a series of experimental flights with drones as part of a research project that seeks to develop new methods for remote detection of sites. The fields adjacent to the Roman villa of Can Terrers, as well as other…
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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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Mediterranean polyculture revisited: new insights into the prehistory of Crete

Figure 1. Part of the environmental team at the flotation station 2021 started with the publication of the third paper of the bioarchaeology-palaeoenvironment-landscape team of the PALAP research project (Palaikastro Phase 4. Urbanisation in Bronze Age Crete: between palace and landscape at Palaikastro). The project (2012-5) involved: Excavation of part of the Bronze Age (Minoan)…
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