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 […]
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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 […]

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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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 […]
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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 […]