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Recent archaeological works in Costa de la Serra (La Secuita, Tarragona) allows defining the southern façade of the fortification

Last July 17, 2020 archaeological campaign in Costa de la Serra (La Secuita, Tarragona) ended. For three weeks, a small group of ICAC researchers, students from the inter-university master’s degree in Classical Archaeology and volunteers have been working hard to define the southern limit of the fortification.   Recent works bear out preliminary results obtained in the 2019 intervention, with […]
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On-going archaeological works in Bac de Puigpedrós (Pyrenees) provides early signs of pre-Roman presence in the site

The new GIAP archaeological campaign in the Pyrenees has started with archaeological survey and trial excavation tasks in new archaeological sites registered at headwaters of the Duran river and in Coll de Mulleres (Meranges, Cerdanya). The research team wants thus to expand the number of known deposits and dated them, so they can work with more data on […]
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URV, ICAC and Constanti City Council run a full project to heritage recovery in the Roman villa of Mas dels Frares

The Rovira i Virgili University (URV), the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC) and the Constanti City Council signed a collaboration agreement to promote archaeological research in the rural archaeological site of Mas dels Frares (Constantí, Tarragona) and assess the heritage entity of this Roman villa of the old territory of Tarraco. This archaeological site is located […]
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A joined project of EMATSA, ICAC and URV catalogues 104 heritage elements related to water cylce of Tarragona, Pallaresos, Canonja and Catllar

We presented this July 14, 2020, the Catalogue of heritage elements related to the water cycle, the first result of a knowledge transfer project that lists and documents 104 heritage elements located in Tarragona, Pallaresos, La Canonja and El Catllar. This project responds to the collaboration agreement signed by EMATSA, the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC) and the Rovira I […]
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Come and join our Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology! Open-enrollment until the end of July.

Interested in becoming an Archaeology scientist? Concern about cultural heritage? Come and join our master programme in Classical Archaeology! This master is an unrivalled opportunity to study Classical Archaeology in a multidisciplinary environment. Students consider a wide range of Protohistoric, Greco-Roman and Late Antiquity studies, focused on the Antique Mediterranean Societies. The Catalan Institute of […]
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Open call for a research temporary contract as a sedimentologist at the ICAC

Open call for a temporary research contract (code 017.74) to work as a sedimentologist with the research team on Landscape Archaeology (GIAP) in the research project «Translands. Paisajes mediterráneos transportados: un análisis integrado de las dinámicas de ocupación a largo plazo en ambos lados del Mediterráneo» (PGC2018-093734-B-100. MCIU/AEI/FEDER – UE). This call is for a temporary […]
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On-going excavation works in the protohistoric site Costa de la Serra (La Secuita, Tarragona)

A new campaign of archaeological works has begun in the Late Republican fort Costa de la Serra (La Secuita, Tarragona). This archaeological site is in La Secuita, 13 km north of the city of Tarragona. It is a small Late Republican Roman fort, dating from the end of the 2nd century BC and the beginning of the 1st century BC. Different archaeological […]
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New archaeological fieldwork campaign at Coll del Moro site

Archaeological fieldwork started this week on the Coll del Moro archaeological site (Gandesa, Tarragona), a fortified Iberian settlement of about 3,350 meters from the ilercavones tribe, located in the municipality of Gandesa and part of the Iberian Route. In the 2020 campaign (from June 17 to July 10), there will be interventions in two areas of the archaeological site: in […]
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Hèctor A. Orengo & Arnau Garcia Molsosa have been awarded the Emerging Investigator Award 2019

The Journal of Archaeological Science and Society for Archaeological Sciences Emerging Investigator Award 2019 has been awarded to GIAP-ICAC researchers Hèctor A. Orengo and Arnau Garcia Molsosa. The prize is recognition to the paper “A brave new world for archaeological survey: Automated machine learning-based potsherd detection using high-resolution drone imagery” which will be available in open access for twelve months (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2019.105013). The panel […]
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The light on marble: a new analytic tool to identify the great classic marbles

A new paper published in the journal Minerals presents the advances in the application of cathodoluminescence (CL) in the study and identification of white marbles used in the classical era. The cathodoluminescence (CL) is an optical and electromagnetic phenomenon which occurs when an electron beam bombards matter, producing the emission of visible light. That is, emitting a luminescence. This […]