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What was the role of the port of “Tarracona” during the arrival of the first Arab contingents to the city?

La tesis del doctorando Francesc Rodríguez hace una apuesta por la ceramología como herramienta para la comprensión del proceso histórico de transformación que vivió el área portuaria de la ciudad de Tarracona entre los siglos VII y VIII d. C. La tesis doctoral de Francesc Rodríguez presenta un estudio ceramológico detallado que permite avanzar en el conocimiento de […]
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Recent studies state the presence of Lusitanian marble in the Romanesque cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

On-going a new campaign of archaeometric study of the marble pieces, now focused on the facade of Platerías   A masterpiece of medieval art and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela has, in its Romanesque part, a small but very significant number of sculptural and architectural elements in marble that stand out in an […]
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At the end of August a new archaeological excavation began in the Visigoth city of Valencia “la Vella” (Riba-roja de Túria, Valencia)

Desde finales de agosto, se está llevando a cabo una nueva excavación arqueológica en la ciudad visigoda de Valencia la Vella (Riba-roja de Túria). The intervention is part of the research and dissemination project promoted, since 2016, by the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology and the City Council of Riba-roja de Túria (region of Camp de Túria, Valencia). The action is […]
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Recent archaeological works in Costa de la Serra (La Secuita, Tarragona) allows defining the southern façade of the fortification

Last July 17, 2020 archaeological campaign in Costa de la Serra (La Secuita, Tarragona) ended. For three weeks, a small group of ICAC researchers, students from the inter-university master’s degree in Classical Archaeology and volunteers have been working hard to define the southern limit of the fortification.   Recent works bear out preliminary results obtained in the 2019 intervention, with […]
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On-going archaeological works in Bac de Puigpedrós (Pyrenees) provides early signs of pre-Roman presence in the site

The new GIAP archaeological campaign in the Pyrenees has started with archaeological survey and trial excavation tasks in new archaeological sites registered at headwaters of the Duran river and in Coll de Mulleres (Meranges, Cerdanya). The research team wants thus to expand the number of known deposits and dated them, so they can work with more data on […]
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An automatic learning system allows you to locate archaeological sites in remote areas

An article published in the journal PNAS, with Hèctor A. Orengo, ICAC researcher and co-director of the GIAP Research Group, as the lead author presents a machine-learning data analysis from multisensor satellites. The study, which has uncovered more than a hundred new archaeological mounds in Pakistan’s Thar Desert, provides valuable information on the effects of […]
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URV, ICAC and Constanti City Council run a full project to heritage recovery in the Roman villa of Mas dels Frares

The Rovira i Virgili University (URV), the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC) and the Constanti City Council signed a collaboration agreement to promote archaeological research in the rural archaeological site of Mas dels Frares (Constantí, Tarragona) and assess the heritage entity of this Roman villa of the old territory of Tarraco. This archaeological site is located […]
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A joined project of EMATSA, ICAC and URV catalogues 104 heritage elements related to water cylce of Tarragona, Pallaresos, Canonja and Catllar

We presented this July 14, 2020, the Catalogue of heritage elements related to the water cycle, the first result of a knowledge transfer project that lists and documents 104 heritage elements located in Tarragona, Pallaresos, La Canonja and El Catllar. This project responds to the collaboration agreement signed by EMATSA, the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC) and the Rovira I […]
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Come and join our Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology! Open-enrollment until the end of July.

Interested in becoming an Archaeology scientist? Concern about cultural heritage? Come and join our master programme in Classical Archaeology! This master is an unrivalled opportunity to study Classical Archaeology in a multidisciplinary environment. Students consider a wide range of Protohistoric, Greco-Roman and Late Antiquity studies, focused on the Antique Mediterranean Societies. The Catalan Institute of […]
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Open call for a research temporary contract as a sedimentologist at the ICAC

Open call for a temporary research contract (code 017.74) to work as a sedimentologist with the research team on Landscape Archaeology (GIAP) in the research project «Translands. Paisajes mediterráneos transportados: un análisis integrado de las dinámicas de ocupación a largo plazo en ambos lados del Mediterráneo» (PGC2018-093734-B-100. MCIU/AEI/FEDER – UE). This call is for a temporary […]