Summary of the 2020 campaign in the Qubbet el-Hawa Necropolis (Aswan, Egypt)

Since 2008, the University of Jaen has been excavating in the necropolis where the highest officials of Egypt’s southernmost province were buried between 2200 and 1800 BC. This province, whose capital was located on the island of Elephantina, played a very important role in the history of Egypt, as it was the border between Egypt…

The ‘dolia’ in Roman wine settlements

Archaeometric characterization of Roman dolia from the northeast of Hispania Citerior-Tarraconensis The ‘dolia’ and wine production From the end of the 2nd and beginning of the 1st century BC, the province of Hispania Citerior (called Tarraconensis after the territorial organisation of the Emperor Augustus) was characterised by the development of a production system based mainly…

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.