The Palarq Foundation is a privately owned, non-for-profit organization created with the purpose of financing Spanish Archaeological and Human Paleontology missions outside of Europe. The area of research comprises from the paleontology era to the prehistorical epochs and the historical-monument relevant eras in general.


Project: “Cradle of Humanity, Valley of the Rif” – Eritrea (3 campaigns)

Institution: Atapuerca Foundation

Director: Dr. Eudald Carbonell, Dr. Bienvenido Martínez-Navarro

Project: “Archaeological Project of Tire” – Lebanon (3 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Laboratory of Archeology

Director: Dra. Mª Eugenia Aubet

Project: “Utica, the Phoenician-Punic city” – Tunisia (2 campaigns)

Institution: University of Almería

Director: Dr. José Luis López Castro

Project: “Spanish Archaeological Mission, Human Origins in the Olduvai Gorge” – Tanzania (3 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Centre d’Estudis del Patrimoni Arq. de la Prehistòria

Director: Dr. Rafael Mora Torcal

Project: “Archaeological project in Sluguilla Lawaj” – Western Sahara (2 campaigns)
Institution: Universitat de Girona
Director: Dr. Joaquim Soler Subils

Project: “Tamanart Team” – Morocco (2 campaigns)

Institution: UNED

Director: Dr. Martí Mas Cornellà

Project: “Oxirrinco archaeological excavation (El-Bahnasa)” – Egypt (3 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat de Barcelona

Directors: Dr. Josep Padró i Parcerissa, Dra. Esther Pons Mellado

Project: “Archaeological Investigations in Teotihuacán” – Mexico (2 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat de Barcelona

Directors: Dra. Natalia Moragas Segura, Dra. Alessandra Pecci

Project: “Perceramic Neolithic Site A and B – Kharaysin” – Zarqa, Jordan (3 campaigns)

Institution: Institución Milà y Fontanals, CSIC – Barcelona

Director: Dr. Juan José Ibáñez

Project: “two zero nine, archaeological mission for the study and conservation of the TT209, Luxor”

Egypt (3 campaigns)

Institution: Universidad de La Laguna

Director: Dr. Miguel Ángel Molinero Polo

Project: “Termez in Bactriana” – Uzbekistan (2 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat de Barcelona

Director: Dr. Josep Mª Gurt Esparraguera

Project: “Qubbet el-Hawa, Aswan” – Egypt (2 campaigns)

Institution: Universidad de Jaén

Director: Dr. Alejandro Jiménez Serrano

Project: “Geo-archaeological research in Cuevas Mortuorias de Tamaulipas” – Mexico (3 campaigns)

Institution: Universidad de Córdoba

Director: Dr. José Antonio Caro Gómez

Project: “Gird Lashkir” – Erbil, Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan) (3 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Directors: Dr. Miquel Molist Montaña

Project: “Al Madam” – Emirate of Sharjah (2 campaigns)

Institution: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Director: Dra. Carmen del Cerro Linares

Project: “Project Nahal Efe” – Israel (3 campaigns)

Institution: Institución Milà y Fontanals, CSIC – Barcelona

Directors: Dr. Ferran Borrell

Project: “Archaeological project in Somaliland” – Somalia (3 campaigns)

Institution: Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio (INCIPIT), CSIC, Santiago de Compostela

Director: Dr. Alfredo González- Ruibal

Project: “Spanish Mission in Heracleópolis Magna (Ehnasya el-Medina)” – Beni Suef, Egypt (3 campaigns)

Institution: Asoc. Cooperación y Protección del Patrimonio Histórico Artístico y Arqueológico Internacional (ACOPHIA) / Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid

Director: Dra. Mª del Carmen Pérez Die

Project: “Evolution of human settlement during the Quaternary in Eastern Morocco: Aïn Beni Mathar” – Guefaït (province of Jerada) – Morocco (3 campaigns)

Institution: Institut Català de Paleontologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)

Directors: Dr. Robert Sala i Ramos, Dra. Maria Gema Chacón Navarro

Project: “Swahili trade on the North Coast of Mozambique” – Mozambique (3 campaigns)

Institution: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Director: Dra. Marisa Ruiz-Gálvez Priego

Project: “Djehuty” – Dra Abu el-Naga, Luxor – Egypt (2 campaigns)

Institution: CSIC

Director: Dr. José Manuel Galán Allué

Project: “La Blanca, Chilonche (Petén)” – Guatemala (3 campaigns)

Institution: Universidad de Valencia

Directors: Dra. Cristina Vidal Lorenzo, Dr. Gaspar Muñoz Cosme

Project: “Archaeological Project in Tell El Far-Ah” – Palestine (3 campaigns)

Institution: Universidade da Coruña

Director: Dr. Juan Luis Montero Fenollós

Project: “SIKAIT Project. Archaeological Research of the Eastern Desert “- Egypt (2 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Director: Dr. Joan Oller Guzmán

Project: Archeology of the deposits of the Olduvai I Bed (Tanzania): FLK ZINJ, DS, PTK and AGS-AMK (2 campaigns)

Institution: IDEA, Universidad de Alcalá, Museo Arqueológico Regional de la Comunidad de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Directors: Dr. Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Dr. Enrique Baquedano Pérez

Project: “Rock Art Research of the Loco River Dep. Of Ancash” – Peru

Institution: Universidad de Alcalá

Director: Dra. Primitiva Bueno Ramírez

Project: “Archaeological research in San Salvador de Kelang, Keelung, Taiwan: genesis and development of a seventeenth-century Spanish colony in Asia-Pacific”

Institution: University of Cantabria

Director: Dr. Maria Cruz Berrocal

Project: “The first modern humans in the North of Tanzania (Olduvai Gorge and Nasera shelter)

Institution: UNED

Director: Dr. José Manuel Maíllo-Fernández

Project: “Archaeological in Banahilk, Kurdistan” – Iraq

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Director: Dra. Anna Gómez Bach

Project: “Hispano-Egyptian Mission in Saqqara Southwest. Kom El-Khamasin site and surrounding area “- Egypt

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Director: Dr. Josep Cervelló Autorí

Project: “ModAgrO: Modelling the Agricultural Origins and Urbanism in South Asia” – Pakistán

Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Director: Dr. Marco Madella

Project: “Art and creativity in the depths of the Sierra Mixe of Oaxaca” – Mexico

Institution: Universistat de Barcelona

Director: Dr. Leslie Zubieta

Project: Symposium: “The real treasure of the Indies: Galleons and archeology”

Institution: ABC, MAN (Museo Arqueológico Nacional) – Madrid

Responsable: Sr. Jesús García Calero, ABC

Project: Conference: “Fourth centenary of the discovery of the Blue Nile”

Institution: MAN (Museo Arqueológico Nacional) – Madrid

Director: Dr. Víctor Fernández

Project: Lecture series: “Current archaeological research in Spain”

Institution: MAN (Museo Arqueológico Nacional) – Madrid

Director: Dr. Andrés Carretero

Project: “Association Association of Archaeologists 2018”, Barcelona

Institution: CCCB (Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona), University of Barcelona

Director: Dr. Felipe Criado Boado