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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 […]

The ICAC is working in an archaeological rescue campaign in Saqqara (Egypt)

The ICAC participates in an archaeological intervention in the site of Kom el-Khamaseen (Saqqara, Egypt), in relation to the research project Spanish-Egyptian Mission in South-West Saqqara. The Site of Kom el-Khamaseen and Surrounding Area, led by Dr Josep Cervelló Autuori, director and researcher at IEPOA, Institute of Studies of Ancient Near East (Autonomous University of Barcelona).   Josep Maria […]

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 […]

Open registration for the summer course on archaeology in Valencia “la Vella”

Extended registration term for the IV Course on Cristian and Visigothic archaeology, organized by the ICAC and the city council of Riba-roja de Túria (Valencia). It will take place from July 29 to August 16 in the archaeological site of  Valencia “la Vella” (ancient Valencia). The course is specifically focused on Late Antique archaeology, its material culture […]