22/10/2019
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The LRCW conference on Late Roman pottery places “Ancient” Valencia site on the map

The seventh edition of the LRCW conference – Coarse Wares, Cooking Wares and Amphorae in the Mediterranean: Archeology and Archeometry closed on October 18 and 19 with cultural visits to the sites of “Ancient” Valencia (in Riba-roja de Túria) and the Roman city of Lucentum (Alicante), and to the Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ). Robert […]
11/10/2019
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Archaeology in the sky (with drones)

New research published in the Journal of Archaeological Science aims to improve archaeological field surveying by combining machine learning and high-resolution drone imagery. Drones become more prominent among surveying tools in Archaeology. They are used so far for getting good aerial views of sites and archaeological features, and even for discovering new archaeological settlements. New developments in the […]
27/09/2019
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ICAC and CERCA Institution support the international mobilization for the climate emergency

Este viernes, 27 de septiembre de 2019, se celebra la Global Climate Strike, una protesta a nivel global en la que se prevé que participen millones de personas de todo el mundo y que coincide con la celebración en Nueva York (EUA) de la Cumbre Climática convocada por la ONU para impulsar una mayor ambición en las negociaciones de la próxima Conferencia […]
17/09/2019
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El inicio de los trabajos arqueológicos en la villa romana de Mas dels Frares pone en marcha un proyecto patrimonial más amplio de estudio y divulgación de la producción vinícola de la zona

Uno de los rasgos más destacables de la elaboración de vino en Cataluña es precisamente su larga tradición, desde que fenicios y griegos llegaron a nuestras costas. La investigación del ICAC puede aportar nuevos testimonios históricos de esta milenaria tradición y demostrar que en un espacio contiguo a la misma bodega experimental de Mas dels […]
10/09/2019
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New call for the position of director of the ICAC

New announcement for the position of director of the ICAC: the call for the applications opened September, 10. The Board of Directors of the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology agreed, on June 27, 2019, to convene the position of director of the Institute, which has been covered with an acting position for the last months. Since […]
12/07/2019
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Archaeo-tracks: hiking through archaeological interest sites. An exemple of knowledge transfer

Do you know the archaeo-tracks? The ICAC and the Natural Park of the rivers Ter and Freser (Girona) lead this knowledge transfer action to place value on the historical and cultural heritage contained in the mountains of the Natural Park. We consider the design of the hiking routes through archaeological interest sites a good example of how research can contribute […]
4/07/2019
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Video available: H. Orengo’s seminar on AI to archaeological settlements detection

  You can find the video (in English) of Hèctor Orengo‘s seminar on AI approaches to archaeological settlements detection (June 28, at the Computer Vision Center, CVC). (Click on the video screen, below, or on this direct link)     «Multisensor multitemporal AI approaches to the detection and analysis of archaeological settlements at a continental scale»  
28/06/2019
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Boutsikas’ talk introduced us to the ancient Greece night sky

The visit of Dr Efrosyni Boutsikas carried us along with the religious rituals of ancient Greece and the role that the stars and constellations had in the collective imagination of our ancestors. Boutsikas’ research combines digital reconstructions of Antiquity night sky with virtual models of religious structures of Ancient Greece. It is difficult for us […]
13/06/2019
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Talk on the archaeological works done at the church of la Mussara

The cultural entity Centre de Lectura de Reus invited us to give a talk, on June 6, on the archaeological works that the ICAC carried out in the church of La Mussara last year and that lead to discovering a medieval temple. Jordi López and Josep Maria Puche made a presentation that highlighted two dimensions of the research […]
7/06/2019
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New research project to locate and document the Gaià aqueduct, the largest one built by the Romans in Catalonia

The ICAC has signed a new collaboration agreement with the foundation Fundació Privada Mútua Catalana (FPMC) to carry out the archaeological research project Aqua Augusta. This project has the primary objective of locating and documenting, topographically and photographically, the longest Roman water construction that supplied the ancient city of Tarraco: the aqueduct of Gaià. 50 […]