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On-going excavation works in the protohistoric site Costa de la Serra (La Secuita, Tarragona)

A new campaign of archaeological works has begun in the Late Republican fort Costa de la Serra (La Secuita, Tarragona). This archaeological site is in La Secuita, 13 km north of the city of Tarragona. It is a small Late Republican Roman fort, dating from the end of the 2nd century BC and the beginning of the 1st century BC. Different archaeological […]
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New archaeological fieldwork campaign at Coll del Moro site

Archaeological fieldwork started this week on the Coll del Moro archaeological site (Gandesa, Tarragona), a fortified Iberian settlement of about 3,350 meters from the ilercavones tribe, located in the municipality of Gandesa and part of the Iberian Route. In the 2020 campaign (from June 17 to July 10), there will be interventions in two areas of the archaeological site: in […]
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Hèctor A. Orengo & Arnau Garcia Molsosa have been awarded the Emerging Investigator Award 2019

The Journal of Archaeological Science and Society for Archaeological Sciences Emerging Investigator Award 2019 has been awarded to GIAP-ICAC researchers Hèctor A. Orengo and Arnau Garcia Molsosa. The prize is recognition to the paper “A brave new world for archaeological survey: Automated machine learning-based potsherd detection using high-resolution drone imagery” which will be available in open access for twelve months (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2019.105013). The panel […]
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The light on marble: a new analytic tool to identify the great classic marbles

A new paper published in the journal Minerals presents the advances in the application of cathodoluminescence (CL) in the study and identification of white marbles used in the classical era. The cathodoluminescence (CL) is an optical and electromagnetic phenomenon which occurs when an electron beam bombards matter, producing the emission of visible light. That is, emitting a luminescence. This […]
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Ceramic in depth, or how the light of the ALBA synchrotron will reveal new mysteries of the Montelupo majolica

Roberta Di Febo, a technician at the ICAC’s Archaeometric Studies Unit, joins a project of the Museo Montelupo (Florence, Italy) on medieval and modern majolicas. The study has begun with the analysis of a sample of small fragments of archaic majolica (green-brown), damaschino (blue), Spanish-Moorish imitation (yellow) and Montelupo red, which were found in different archaeological interventions carried out […]
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Call for postdoctoral researchers at the ICAC: now open!

We are pleased to announce that the call for two training contracts of postdoctoral researchers (code 017.69), is now open. On June 8, 2020, the call is been published in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC). So, the deadline for applications goes from June 9, 2020, to June 30, 2020 (June 24, […]
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Discover Tarraco 360°, the virtual map to visit the World Heritage monuments of Tarragona in 3D

The Tarraco 360° project collects the scientific work of the SETOPANT research group (URV/ICAC) and turns it into a virtual tour where you can visit the World Heritage Monuments of the city of Tarragona in 3D.   “Tarraco through time” On the virtual tour, there are currently available 6 monuments, 36 virtual panoramic views 360º and 75 […]
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Archaeological summer course in the Roman city of Iesso (14th edition)

Next July 6, 2020, will start the XIV edition of the “Roman City of Iesso” archaeology course, in the Archaeological Park of Guissona (Guissona, Lleida). Not just for students! From July 6 to 17, students, graduates or people interested in the world of archaeology will be able to excavate part of the Roman city of […]
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1st TIR-FOR Symposium: Call for abstracts extended until 31st May

From territory studies to digital cartography 26-27 October 2020, Barcelona The International TIR-FOR Commission is organising the first TIR-FOR Symposium, an event to encourage reflection and discussion regarding the inextricable interaction between research into settlement, territory and archaeological topography and digital cartography. Call for abstracts extended until 31st May! The symposium will be divided into three […]
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ICAC will join the third edition of the European Researchers’ Night, next November

The project, applied along with other Catalan institutions within the Horizon 2020 call, has obtained this year the official recognition of the EU. ICAC (Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology) will be participating this year, the third edition of the event in Tarragona, in the European Researchers’ Night, that will be held on November, 27 under the […]