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.

From nomadic hunter-gatherers to sedentary farmers and ranchers

Changes in the lifestyles of nomadic hunter-gatherers who became sedentary farmers and stockbreeders were decisive for human history. Between 14,000 and 9,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers began to live in sedentary villages. These changes took place, for the first time, in the Middle East, in the current countries of Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and…

Analyze with “magnifying glass” a Roman domus

The REPAEMI project – Paleoenvironmental and economic reconstruction of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Badajoz) from the high-resolution geo-archaeological analysis of the domus of the Mitreo, requested by the research team HUM 296-Archaeology classical period and late antiquity in Eastern Andalusia of the Universidad de Granada  in collaboration with the Consorcio de Ciudad Monumental Histórico Artístico de…