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New findings in the Roman fort of Costa de la Serra (La Secuita, Tarragona)

El ICAC ha dirigido una breve campaña arqueológica en el yacimiento tardorepublicano de Costa de la Serra, del 15 al 19 de julio, con el objetivo concreto de delimitar el sector meridional del asentamiento. La intervención, que ha contado la financiación del Ayuntamiento de La Secuita (Tarragona), ha permitido evaluar el estado de conservación del lienzo […]
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The ICAC involved in an archaeometry study that reveals the origin of the marble used in the Portico of Glory of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

The ICAC participates in a multidisciplinary and comprehensive study of the unique five marble elements used in the famous Portico of Glory, European medieval sculpture masterpiece made by Master Mateo between 1168 and 1188, and part of the Romanesque front of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. The composition consists […]
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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 […]

Testing the system of automatic detection of ceramic fragments in Sardinia

GIAP research team is been invited to test its automatic detection system of ceramic fragments in Sardinia, as an activity of the research project LASS. Hèctor Orengo, supported by Paloma Aliende, from the ICAC’s Graphic Documentation Unit, and the collaboration of the ICAC’s visiting researcher Arnau Garcia, will be in Sardinia from July 7 to 12. The […]
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New archaeological works campaign at the settlement Coll del Moro (Gandesa, Tarragona)

New campaign of archaeological works at the archaeological site Coll del Moro, an Iberian fortified settlement of about 3.350 m from the Ilercavones tribe, located in the area of Gandesa (Tarragona). These archaeological works belongs to the research project UB-ICAC «Conformation, development and dissolution of Iberian culture in the lower course of the Ebro river (s. […]

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»  
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DO Catalonia and the ICAC will collaborate in a reserch project in the Roman villa Mas dels Frares

The Council of DO Catalonia and the ICAC signed a collaboration agreement that will make possible the investigation of the archaeological site of the Roman villa of  Mas dels Frares winery (Constantí, Tarragona). The project, led by the ICAC researcher Josep Maria Macias, includes experimental archaeological works based on a possible centre of wine exploitation from the Roman period. The research […]

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 […]

Public defense of Master’s dissertations, at the ICAC

Five students of the second year of the Master’s Degree in Classical Archeology (joint program URV-UAB-ICAC) made the public defence of their Master’s dissertation. Master candidates faced up the situation and successfully passed the demonstration. Each candidate had 20 minutes for the oral presentation and they used a slide presentation to show and summarize the results […]

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 […]