New RSAT publication ‘Butlletí Arqueològic’ 2020 with the participation of six ICAC researchers

Following its annual commitment, the Reial Societat Arqueològica Tarraconense (RSAT) has just published the latest issue of the journal Butlletí Arqueològic (2020). This scientific journal has a history of more than one hundred years, being the oldest in Catalonia in its genre. It is published with the sponsorship of Fundació Privada Mútua Catalana, the Tarragona […]
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‘Tarracropolis’ is a new space for the historical interpretation of Tarraco acropolis

ICAC and Biblical Museum of Tarragona (MBT) opened a new museum room in Tarragona, named Tarracrópolis: an space for historical interpretation in the Old Town of Tarragona. Roman, medieval, and contemporary Tarragona overlap and allow us to establish a story to deepen our knowledge of the history and heritage of the city. The project, which […]
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Two new postdoctoral researchers join the GIAP research team at the ICAC

This month, December, Valentina Pescini and Toby C. Wilkinson joined the GIAP research team at the ICAC. Dr Wilkinson as a Marie Skłodowska Curie research fellow, and Dr Pescini as a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher. Here is a little bit of information on our new members and their projects on transhumant pastoralism in the Mediterranean and textile […]

Hearths, fire and clay. A transdisciplinary study on Iron Age combustion structures

A new R&D research project proposes to deepen the knowledge of combustion structures in the northwestern Mediterranean during protohistory (first millennium BC). Throughout the first millennium BC (and following a tradition that dates back to the Neolithic) hearths with similar characteristics are documented across the Mediterranean, from North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula to the Aegean. While there are […]

Photogrammetric documentation works at the Roman wall of Tarragona

ICAC and ETSA-URV are these days working on photogrammetric documentation of the section of the Tarragona Roman wall that runs from the Via del Imperi to the black fort. Tasks consisted of a double survey: laser scanner and photogrammetry. Thanks to the combination of the two techniques, researchers will be able to study and precisely […]
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New 3D models collection released by the project TarrAcro-Polis

El ICAC ha publicado en la plataforma Sketchfab (“el YouTube de los modelos 3D”) y  en la web de Patrimonio en 3D una nueva colección de modelos digitales tridimensionales, con un conjunto de 24 piezas que reflejan la evolución histórica de la ciudad de Tarragona a través de los cambios que ha sufrido la acrópolis, […]
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A stylistic and archaeometric study allows identifying an unpublished marble bust found in Abegondo (Galicia)

New paper on an unpublished marble bust found in Abegondo (Galicia), a research work that encompasses the stylistic and archaeological study of this piece now identified as a marble bust from Carrara (Italy). Se desconoce la procedencia exacta del hallazgo, pero parece probable que se descubriera a principios del siglo XX a resultas de unos […]
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Fieldwork at the Greek colony of Abdera, Thrace, Greece: report on GIAP summer adventure

Originally posted by the GIAP team at http://giap.icac.cat/news/ 2020, a complicated year for the whole world! And in the midst of the pandemic, GIAP team had somehow to move on with the TransLands project to ensure the provision of good datasets to continue with the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and analysis of the twice-funded Classical colony of Abdera […]
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An international initiative will put on the map archaeological survey projects in the Mediterranean and surrounding areas

ICAC Landscape Archaeology Research Group (GIAP) in collaboration with researchers from Carleton College (USA), the Florida State University (USA) and the Cambridge University (UK) have launched an international initiative to collect information on archaeological survey projects in the Mediterranean and surrounding areas. The project aims to develop an open-access database on The Fieldwalker portal, with an interactive map that has already started to […]

A photographic catalogue on the old museum of the Tarragona Archaeological Society to celebrate its 175th anniversary

New publication “L’antic museu de la Societat Arqueològica Tarraconense (1844-1867)” makes an overview to the first collection of archaeological pieces that, later, would be the seed of the National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona, MNAT. As a special event planned for the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Royal Tarraconensis Archaeological Society (RSAT, Reial Societat […]