PALARQ FOUNDATION GRANTS 59 PROJECTS

The entity aims to help the work related to archaeology and human palaeontology that Spanish teams are carrying out outside Europe In this call, 15 new projects are incorporated Fundación Palarq, a private and non-profit organization that supports the missions in archaeology and human palaeontology of Spanish researchers, has decided to subsidize a total of…

Researchers Uncovered a 5,000-Year-Old Crystal Dagger Buried in Spain (mymodernmet.com 08/24/20)

Archeologists have discovered many tools left behind by prehistoric civilizations. Most of these are made of stone, but in Spain, researchers have found incredible weapons made of rock crystal. Dating back to at least 3000 BCE, these weapons include an incredible crystal dagger that would have taken enormous skill to carve.

Mysterious Stone Age flint artefacts may be crude sculptures of human (New Scientist 07/07/20)

More than 100 distinctive flint artefacts from a Stone Age village in Jordan may be figurines of people used in funeral rituals, according to a team of archaeologists. However, other researchers aren’t convinced that the objects represent people at all. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2248126-mysterious-stone-age-flint-artefacts-may-be-crude-sculptures-of-humans/#ixzz6RUxV9ShZ

The Spanish Project Djehuty finds the coffin and the mummy of a young woman who lived 3,600 years ago with her trousseau

Djehuty Project, a Spanish archaeological mission led by José Manuel Galán, of the CSIC, discovers a coffin with a female mummy of about 15 or 16 years old buried with two earrings, two rings and four necklaces, one of them of great value This 19th campaign of the project has also unearthed a small coffin…

A new fieldwork season in Eritrea, the Horn of Africa, provides new remains of giant mammals, plant trunks and artifacts older than one million years ago

These findings will help to understand the climate and ecology of the Early Pleistocene times in the Engel Ela-Ramud basin. The field season, carried out from February 16th to March 11th, was co-directed by Bienvenido Martínez-Navarro, ICREA Research Professor at IPHES This field work has been financed by the Palarq Foundation and the Spanish Ministry of…

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…

Our commitment to archaeology and paleontology in these difficult times

From the Palarq Foundation we want to support all the teams of archaeology and paleontology. To those people who have travelled to the countries where the sites are located and who are carrying out their work at a great distance from home. To the teams that have seen their campaign plans cut short for the…