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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 […]

Documentary “La ruta olvidada” goes for gender perspective in heritage interpretation

The documentary La Ruta Olvidada. Creadoras de territorio (“The forgotten route. Creators of territory”, in Spanish) brings us some of the heritage referents in Valencia area highlighting the role of women in different civilizations and how it has been silenced throughout history. The audio-visual document covers the most important historical stages of the Valencian territory taking into […]
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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 […]
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The ICAC adheres to the statement made by the rectors of the public Catalan universities responding to the judgment to independence leaders

The rectors reaffirm the mistake of imprisoning Catalan political leaders, bet on dialogue and call on political actors to find a way out of political conflict as quickly as possible The rectors of the public Catalan universities released this statement responding to the judgement that condemns the former councillors of the Generalitat, the former president […]
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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 […]