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,…

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…

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…

Easter Island’s Moai Enigma Finally Solved? (Ancient Origins 125/15/19)

Van Tilburg and her team, working with geoarchaeologist and soils specialist Sarah Sherwood, believe they have found scientific evidence of that long-hypothesized meaning thanks to careful study of two particular Moai excavated over five years in the Rano Raraku quarry on the eastern side of the Polynesian island.