The National Archaeology and Paleontology Award Palarq Foundation of biennial character, was established in 2018, being the first award that is granted from the private initiative and through the foundation to these disciplines.
Its objective is the recognition of the excellence and originality of archaeological and paleontological projects directed by Spanish research teams, and developed both nationally and internationally, without restrictions of cultures or historical periods. As far as the paleontology projects are concerned, they must have been related to human evolution.
The first edition of the National Award was held on November 26, 2018, at the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid. The second edition will take place during the spring-summer of 2021, after the event was postponed due to the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic we are experiencing.
The second edition of the Palarq Foundation National Archaeology and Paleontology Award has 20 candidate projects that have presented their proposals within the period established for the present call, which ended last May 29th.
The pre-selected projects will be submitted to the evaluation of an international jury with recognized prestige in the scientific and cultural field.