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…

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…

On 10 February 2020, the Foundation opened a call for projects for research teams working in archaeology or human palaeontology outside Europe

Founded in 2016 as a non-profit organization, the Palarq Foundation is a private entity whose main purpose is to support and encourage Spanish archaeology and human palaeontology. This institution finances 48 Spanish projects of this type abroad (except Europe) and another 54 in Spain. On 10 February 2020, the Foundation opened a call for projects…

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…