Pequeña muestra de esfereoides encontrados en el yacimiento achelense de Ubeidiya, en Israel - Foto S. TittonIPHES

AN ISRAELI AND CATALAN TEAM IS TRYING TO SOLVE THE MYSTERIES SURROUNDING THE PRESENCE OF 1.5 MILLION-YEAR-OLD STONE BALLS AT SOME SITES (IPHES 3/9/20)

This collaboration is led by the IPHES and is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. It is presently unknown how these tools were developed or what they were used for and high-tech 3D artifact analysis will be used for this research.

An archeometric look at native and Phoenician pottery in the Iberian SE

Among the tasks emanating from the Project ARQUEOTOPOS III – Carthago Nova from its coastal environment. Paleotopography and environmental evolution of the central sector of the Iberian Southeast. Population and production dynamics (HAR2017-85726-C2-1-P), a line of work has been initiated focused on the study of the potters and potteries of the first millennium BC identified…

Chronology of the early medieval churches of Santa Eulalia de Bóveda and San Breixo de Ouvigo

Galicia preserves several late and early medieval churches (10th to 5th centuries) which in recent years have been systematically studied to try to obtain an absolute dating of their oldest phases (Sánchez-Pardo and Blanco Rotea, 2014). Thus, the building materials of Santa Comba de Bande (Bande), Santa Eulalia de Bóveda (Lugo), the basilica of La…

Archaeological research on the port areas of ancient Empúries

This project’s main objective is the study of the different port areas related to the various population centres established in Empúries between the 6th century BC, when the Foceian commercial Emporium was created, and the 7th and 8th centuries AD, a time of profound transformation that marks the passage to the medieval period. Knowledge of…

Microstratigraphy of the Q level homes in l’Abric Romaní de Capellades (Barcelona)

The manufacture of large-format thin sheets of the Abric Romani homes is a project that will allow us to determine the number of human occupations in Mousterian Qa level. This objective is focused on the analysis of the record in the sediments produced by the use of fire. The thin sheets of the sediments of…