II Premio arqueología


These are the 20 projects aspiring to the Award of these, will leave the 6 finalists that will be submitted to the evaluation of an international jury with recognized prestige in the scientific and cultural field that will choose the winning project.

Heracleópolis Magna. Research project in Ehnasya El Medina, Egypt

Asoc. Cooperación y Protección del Patrimonio Histórico Artístico y Arqueológico Internacional (ACOPHIA) / Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid. Department of Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities
Location: Heracleópolis Magna.

Description: Heracleópolis Magna was the first site excavated by Spaniards in Egyptian territory, started in 1966 by Martín Almagro and continued until the present day under the direction of M. Carmen Pérez Die, in collaboration with the Egyptian Antiquities Service of Beni Suef.


IASCM Project: Underwater Archaeological Research in the Caves of Mallorca

SONARS (National Association of Underwater Archaeology).
Ses Aiguades (Alcúdia), Mallorca.

Description: This research seeks to deepen the technical, methodological and underwater study of the prehistoric caves of Mallorca and, likewise, to know more about the karst habitats and their relationship with the land and underwater archaeological sites that surround them.


Religious and funerary beliefs and practices during the Saita and Saito-Persian period in the city of Oxyrhynchus (El-Bahnasa), Egypt

Universitat de Barcelona-IPOA (Institute of the Ancient Near East).
Location: The Oxirrinco site (El-Bahnasa, Egypt), is located 190 km. south of Cairo

Description: Throughout almost three consecutive decades of archaeological work in the High Necropolis of Oxirrinco, there are many and varied findings, the study of which has given us valuable information about the evolution of religious-funeral beliefs at the site.


ILIT-AURO. Archaeology of the Second Punic War (Archaeology)

University Institute for Research in Iberian Archaeology – Universidad de Jaén.
Location: Jaén and Italy.

Description: The project deals with a specific period: the Second Punic War, although understood as part of a historical process related to the social, political and cultural changes derived from the Roman conquest in the area of the Ancient Mediterranean.


Almoloya-Bastida Project: discovering a Bronze Age civilization (Archaeology)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Faculty of Philosophy and Arts. Department of Prehistory.
Location: La Bastida (Totana, Murcia).

Description: The object of study of the project is the society or “culture” of El Argar. The culture of the Argar has a protagonist role in the knowledge of the recent Prehistory in Spain, and is considered one of the most relevant cultures of the Bronze Age in Europe.


Paleobiology and Evolution of the Neanderthals of El Sidrón

CSIC- Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.
Location: Cave of El Sidrón, located in the council of Piloña, Asturias.

Description: The research carried out with the El Sidron fossils has effectively contributed to the change in the image of Neanderthals in today’s society. From being seen as a primitive and inferior species to ours, today we perceive the Neanderthals as a human species.


Pollentia (Alcúdia, Mallorca): Multidisciplinary research, conservation and diffusion in an insular Roman city

Universitat de Barcelona, Archaeological and Archaeometric Research Team of the Universitat de Barcelona (ERAAUB), Institute of Archaeology of the Universitat de Barcelona (IAUB); Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA); Universidad de La Laguna; Roman City of Pol-lèntia Consortium.
Location: Pollentia (Alcúdia, Mallorca)

Description: The importance of Pollentia lies in the fact that it is the maximum exponent of the Roman culture in the Balearic Islands and one of the most important cities in Hispania, with the particularity of being also a city located in a strategic place in some islands that were crucial in the commercial routes of the western Mediterranean.


La Draga in the context of the first peninsular Neolithic communities

Milà i Fontanals – CSIC (IMF-CSIC, Barcelona);
Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (MAC, Barcelona);
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB);
Museo Arqueològic Regional de Banyoles (MACB).

Description: The relevance of the project lies in the exceptional conservation conditions of the La Draga site and its relevance to the study of the neolitization process.


Djehuty Project: 20 years of archaeological excavations in Luxor, Egypt

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East
Dr Abu el-Naga Hill, Luxor, Egypt.

Description: The main objective of the Djehuty Project is the excavation, restoration, scientific publication and dissemination of a group of funerary monuments and burials, on the hill of Dra Abu el-Naga, at the northern end of the necropolis of the ancient city of Thebes, today Luxor.