20/12/2019
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Josep Maria Palet, named the new director of the ICAC

ICAC’s Board of Directors named Josep Maria Palet as the new director of the Institute, as a result of the open call selection process opened at the ICAC last September and managed by the CERCA Institution. The Board of Directors is the Institute’s supreme decision-making and administrative body and meets regularly to approve the action plan and economic […]
26/11/2019
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The ports of antiquity, protagonists of the fifth conference Tarraco Biennial

Last Wednesday, November 27 the organization of Tarraco Biennial presented the proceedings of the fourth edition of the conference, focused on Christian Archaeology “Living in the ports of antiquity” is the title of the fifth international conference Tarraco Biennial: Archaeology and Ancient World, which will take place in Tarragona November next year. Trade relations, taxation […]
15/11/2019
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New section of the Roman aqueduct of Gaià exposed in Pallaresos (a village near Tarragona)

A few days ago, archaeological excavation work was completed in a sector of the Roman aqueduct of Gaià, one of the two aqueducts that provided the city of Tarraco with water. The archaeological remains are located in the municipality of Pallaresos, in a green area in the south of the village. The intervention is partly […]
28/10/2019
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A new method for studying microcrystals in old ceramic glazing improve the detection of material’s quality and origins

Dr Roberta Di Febo, a member of the ICAC’s Archaeometric Studies Unit, defended her second PhD, awarded with the distinction of international doctorate, at the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVIC) last Monday, October 21th obtaining an excellent mark. Her research, Identification of microcrystalline phases in Lead Glazes of ceramics from 17th-19th centuries: archaeometric implications, introduces […]
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 […]
13/09/2019
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Open calls for two staff positions at the ICAC

There are two open calls for two staff positions at the ICAC. General services and administrative assistant of the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology, ICAC Senior Research Assistant of the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology, ICAC Both application deadlines end on September, 27. Check all the information at Working at the ICAC.