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“Exploring food and taste in the past”. We welcome Dr Alex Livarda

ICAC has welcomed a new researcher through the Ramon y Cajal call (RYC, Spanish state programme). Dr Alexandra Livarda is an archaeobotanist, focusing on the study of ancient plants, and particularly on food plants to reconstruct not only diet but also trade, social, economic and political relationships and networks in the past. I’m studying food […]
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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 […]
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25th nov

On November 25, it was declared an International Day against gender violence during the first Feminist Meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean held in Bogotá (Colombia) in 1981. Every year, on the occasion of this appointed day, the Generalitat de Catalunya, the local regional governments of Barcelona, ​​Girona, Lleida and Tarragona, the Barcelona City […]
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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 […]
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Students group of tourism and sociocultural animation visited the ICAC for a research project that will end in the stages of Tarraco Viva Festival

Students of the Sociocultural and Tourist Animation training cycle of the Vidal i Barraquer school (Tarragona) visited the ICAC facilities on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Through the explanations provided by our documentarist, Lydia Gil, they were introduced to the ICAC’s Library and Documentation Centre: how they work and what information they contain. The visit belongs to a […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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The ICAC adheres to the statement made by the CERCA Institution and ACER society regarding the sentences to the Catalan social and political leaders

Statement On behalf of the entire research sector, and the research centres of Catalonia in particular, we wish to express our concern following the Spanish Supreme Court’s decision regarding the sentences of the Catalan social and political leaders.   In our sector, proper scientific research is founded upon the sharing of ideas. In fact, all […]
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Few remaining days for the ICAC director call for applications

Call for applications for the position of director of the ICAC ends on October 20, 2019 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 its opening in 2002, the ICAC […]