30/07/2021
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New milestone for the heritage and archaeology project in the Roman town of Mas dels Frares (Constantí, Tarragona)

El pasado 27 de julio se expusieron los resultados globales de las excavaciones arqueológicas efectuadas en el yacimiento de Mas dels Frares (Constantí, Tarragona) entre los años 2019 y 2021, con el apoyo del Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, el Ayuntamiento de Constantí y el Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen […]
26/07/2021
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Documentation of the access door to the archaeological site of Coll del Moro in Gandesa (Tarragona)

2021 archaeological excavation campaign at the Coll del Moro archaeological site (in Gandesa, Tarragona), which took place from June 21 to July 9, within the framework of the UB-GRACPE and ICAC research project Formation, development, and dissolution of the Iberian culture in the lower course of the Ebro river (9th-1st century BC), has allowed completing […]
23/07/2021
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Almost 9,000 burial mounds detected in Galicia by Artificial Intelligence

Recently, an article in La Vanguardia highlighted our projects in Galicia (Spain), where we have been using Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to automatise the detection of archaeological features, structures, and sites. With this post, we wanted to provide insight into this transformative methodology. A transformative methodology Artificial intelligence (AI) is being considered the fourth industrial revolution. […]
12/07/2021
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The ICAC relies now on its own Protocol for prevention and action against violence and harassment at work.

The Protocol was approved at the end of December 2020. The first half of 2021 efforts have been put into its application and the implementation of the main prevention measures. In September 2018, at the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, in Barcelona, it was communicated a study on sexual harassment in archaeology; especially in […]
6/07/2021
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The ICAC Activity Report 2020 is now posted. Have a look!

2020 will remain forever etched in our memories. It has been a year of suspension of face-to-face activities and many kinds of academic activities, conferences, trips, stays, fieldwork, lab research, and dissemination. The impact of the pandemic on the field of archaeology has been significant. A survey conducted by the Plataforma Estatal de Profesionales de la Arqueología reported economic […]
2/07/2021
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2021 archaeological works start at the Roman site of Mas dels Frares (Constantí, Tarragona)

The ICAC started this week the archaeological excavation works for the 2021 campaign at the Roman town of Mas dels Frares, sited in the town of Constantí (Tarragona). The intervention will take place from June 28 to July 30, 2021. The activity belongs to the research project Estudi i difusió de la vil·la romana del Mas dels […]
28/06/2021
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A GIAP project with experimental cultivations will create a new methodological tool for the investigation of agriculture in the past

An ambitious project to create a new tool that will allow using the 3D morphology of grains to distinguish agricultural regimes. Reporting Alexandra Livarda and Alexandra Kriti, GIAP (original post) Archaeobotany and the study of seeds and grains can be very frustrating, especially when compared to other bioarchaeological disciplines, like zooarchaeology. Let us explain: when you have an animal bone you […]
9/06/2021
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GIAP team, international partner of a project that will help preserve archaeological heritage in South Asia

The project Mapping Archaeological Heritage in South Asia (MAHSA) is funded by Arcadia Foundation and aims to support Pakistani and Indian Archeology and Heritage Management Professionals to identify and protect the historical and prehistoric heritage of the area, using sustainable approaches. Hèctor A. Orengo, Ramón y Cajal researcher at the ICAC and codirector of GIAP, is the […]
31/05/2021
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Archaeological works at the Roman villa ‘Mas dels Frares’ (Constantí, Tarragona)

ICAC runs this summer a new campaign of archaeological works at the Roman villa of Mas dels Frares (Constantí, Tarragona). The intervention will take place from June 28 to July 30, 2021. The activity belongs to the research project Estudi i difusió de la vil·la romana del Mas dels Frares (Constantí, Tarragonès), I Fase (Projecte quadriennal […]
31/05/2021
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Open call for two PhD researchers at the ICAC. Last days!

Under the ICAC 2021-2024 Quadrennial Action Plan, ICAC director Josep Maria Palet has approved the call for hiring two temporary work positions as PhD research staff (code 017.70). Application deadline: July 5th, 2021. According to the publication of the announcement of the call in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC) on June 11th, […]