Prado Vargas, one of the most spectacular karst complexes in Europe

The Prado Vargas site is located in the Merindad de Sotoscueva, forming part of Ojo Guareña, one of the most spectacular karst complexes in Europe, where this cavity called Prado Vargas opens.  It is a fossilized emergence that closes a steeply sloping meadow that slides down to the Trema River. A place where its valleys,…

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…

The necropolis of Las Huesas. Investigating the funeral ritual of the aborigines of Gran Canaria

The first population of the Canary Islands was led by Berber groups from North Africa around the first centuries of the Age Las Huesas, a necropolis of the aborigines of Gran Canaria First time on the island, evidence of ritual deposits of domestic fauna in burial contexts is identified Location of the cemetery of Las…

Following in the footsteps of transhumance in antiquity

The project ‘Following in the footsteps of transhumance in antiquity: study of livestock farming practices and cultural landscapes in the eastern Pyrenees through archaeozoology (Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica) investigates the livestock farming that was practiced in mountain areas in pre-Roman and Roman times (5th to 3rd centuries AD) and the local, regional or interregional character…

Project Utica. Research of the Phoenician-Punic city

The ancient city of Utica (Tunisia) was the oldest Phoenician foundation in Africa according to ancient Greek and Latin texts. After the fall of Carthage it was the capital of the Roman province of Africa and one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean in antiquity The area occupied by the Phoenician city has…

Award Ceremony of the National Award for Archaeology and Palaeontology

It is endowed with €80,000 and is the first private initiative in this field Madrid, 26 November 2018 – The National Archaeological Museum of Spain has hosted the award ceremony for the first edition of the Palarq Foundation’s National Award for Archaeology and Paleontology to the project ‘Building Tartesos’, which sheds new light on the…

Building Tartesos is the winning project of the Palarq Foundation Award endowed with 80,000 euros

The research is carried out by the team led by Dr. Sebastián Celestino Pérez, archaeologist of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Institute of Archaeology (CSIC-Junta de Extremadura) According to Antonio Gallardo Ballart, president of the Palarq Foundation: “The winning project illuminates the myth of Tartesos by translating it into reality and bringing…

Palarq Foundation announces the First National Award for Archaeology and Paleontology 2018

Papers can be submitted from September 10 to October 20 Madrid, September 7, 2018 – Palarq Foundation, a private, non-profit organization created to support Spanish Archaeological Missions abroad, excluding Europe, has announced the first edition of the National Award for Archaeology and Paleontology bearing its name and endowed with €80,000. Entries may be submitted from…