We have a collection of samples, thin sections and reference material consisting of:

Marble and other types of rock used in antiquity

It includes materials collected in the main quarries used in the Roman period around the Mediterranean (Paros, Naxos, Thasos, Pentellic, Afyon, etc.) and from the Iberian Peninsula (marble from Almadén de la Plata, Macael, etc.), as well as an extensive collection of less opulent materials from the area of Catalonia. This collection of more than 7,500 samples is currently the largest assemblage of its type in Spain.

Mortars

Of diverse chronologies and compositions brought from the UAB Department of Geology, this is a collection without parallel in Spain and is made up of mortars found exclusively at archaeological sites with stratigraphic dating.

Pottery

Mainly from antiquity, but also from other periods; particularly receptacles (amphoras, large jars, etc.), building materials (tegulae, imbrex, sun-dried bricks, etc.) and samples from well-documented manufacturing centres (pottery kilns) in Catalonia. The collection also has samples of some of the most representative types of amphora and pastes from the Roman world.

Plaques de la col·lecció de referència de la UEA de pedres ornamentals procedents de l’àrea de Tarragona.
Plaques de la col·lecció de referència de la UEA de pedres ornamentals procedents de l’àrea de Tarragona.