26 may

Maritime Encounters Survey -MES- 2024

By a team from the universities of Seville and Göteborg, directed by profs. Mark A. Hunt Ortiz and Johan Ling, and within the framework of the Maritime Encounters project , from April 22 to May 17, 2024, a selective Archaeo-Metallurgical survey has been carried out in the NE of the province of Córdoba, NW of the province of Jaén and S of the province of...

06 may

Conferencia:Los Achuar de la Amazonia y los Dani de Papúa Nueva Guinea

El próximo día 28 de mayo de 2024, a las 19:00, el profesor Rick Chacon, de la Universidad de Winthrop (EEUU) presentará la conferencia "Los Achuar de la Amazonia y los Dani de Papúa Nueva Guinea. Dos ejemplos de Adquisición de Estatus y Acción Colectiva en sociedades igualitarias" Sala Carriazo de la Facultad de Geografía e Historia de la Universidad de Sevilla

30 abr

WESIPS Conference

WESIPS 2024 (Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality, and Pro-Sociability Biennial Conference) will be held in Seville from June 4 to 7, 2024. You can consult the program here

15 nov

Beautiful, Magic, Lethal: a Social Perspective of Cinnabar Use and Mercury Exposure at the Valencina Copper Age Mega-site (Spain)

Today, mercury is a matter of concern for health and environmental authorities across western countries, and legislation has been passed and programs have been implemented for its total elimination from human activity. But this was not always the case: mercury and its compounds have been highly appreciated and used since remote times all over the world with very diverse purposes ranging from decorative, medicinal, metallurgical...

09 nov

Nuevas inscripciones funerarias romanas de Gades, Cádiz

El número 10 (julio 2023) del "Boletín Archivo Epigráfico", ha publicado el trabajo: "Nuevas inscripciones funerarias romanas de Gades", Cádiz,  donde funge como coautor Jacobo Vázquez Páez del grupo ATLAS (HUM694). Se trata de los primeros resultados del repertorio de 43 nuevos epígrafes hallados en las excavaciones, específicamente en la zona de necrópolis púnica y romana.

18 sep

Seminario Internacional: Códices del centro de México

Organizamos el seminario impartido por el investigador mexicano David Charles Wright Carr de la Universidad de Guanajuato e investigador de la Cátedra UNESCO Legislación, Sociedad y Patrimonio de México. Objetivos: Llevar a cabo discusiones sobre los enfoques teóricos actuales para el análisis y la interpretación de los manuscritos pictóricos de la Mesoamérica prehispánica y novohispana. Ofrecer a los estudiantes/profesores nuevos paradigmas en este campo desde un especialista....

17 sep

Project Eggxotic and vital. The role of ostrich eggs in the definition of religious identity in the Phoenician-Punic Iberian

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has funded with 24,750 euros the project entitled Eggxotic and vital. The role of ostrich eggs in the definition of religious identity in the Phoenician-Punic Iberian Peninsula: reinterpreting the Villaricos necropolis (Almeria, Spain). It will be led by Miriam Luciañez-Triviño (Distinguished Researcher and member of the Atlas Research Group, HUM-694) and Violeta Moreno Megías (Assistant Professor and member of the Research...

10 sep

Excavations at Las Capellanías (Cañaveral de León, Huelva)

Excavations have resumed at the archaeological site of Las Capellanías (Cañaveral de León, Huelva), discovered in June 2022. The September 2023 excavation season is coordinated by Timoteo Rivera Jiménez (University of Huelva), Marta Díaz-Guardamino Uribe (University of Durham), David Wheatley (University of Southampton) and Leonardo García Sanjuán (University of Seville). The excavations undertaken this year are aimed at providing contextual evidence to understand the social...

06 ago

The Ivory Lady and Her Heiresses. A BBC Report

For years, researchers believed that a treasure-packed tomb outside Seville dating back to around 2,850 BC belonged to a young man between 17 and 25 years old. Now the analysis of sexually dimorphic amelogenin peptides in tooth enamel has revealed that the the most socially prominent individual in ancient Iberian copper age society was not who we previously thought they were. Video by Next Stop...

04 ago

What can strontium tell us about the birth of patriarchy? Make the connection, with EU-science (Womam Project)

Make the connection with EU-science’ is a series of explanatory videos focusing on the scientific content and exploitation aspects of EU research projects. In this particular video, we look at how the WOMAM project dug into the roots of patriarchy by examining traces of strontium isotopes in ancient bones. You can watch the video:

28 jul

Ivory technology: tools, techniques and production modes in the Iberian Copper Age. Valencina de la Concepción (Seville) as a case study

The use of ivory in the Mediterranean dates back to the Paleolithic, and it had a significant impact during the Copper Age in southern Europe. This article examines the ways in which elephant tusks were used and the process of producing ivory objects during the Copper Age in the Iberian Peninsula. Valencina's mega-site in southern Spain is used as a study sample because of its abundant...

24 jul

Sounds from a Mountain. Acoustics at La Peña de los Enamorados (Antequera, Spain)

La Pena  de los Enamorados, a limestone massif located in Antequera, Spain, is a famous landmark since (at least) the Middle Ages on account of its marked anthropomorphic silhouette and geographic position right at the crossroads of Andalucía’s two main communication routes (connecting Malaga ´ and Cordoba, ´ in a South-North direction, and Sevilla and Granada in a West-East direction). In the last fifteen years,...

07 jul

In the bosom of the Earth: a new megalithic monument at the Antequera World Heritage Site

Antequera in southern Spain is widely recognised as an outstanding example of the European megalithic phenomenon. One of its most remarkable features is the evident relationship between conspicuous natural formations and human-built monuments. Here, the authors report the results of their investigation of a tomb newly discovered at the site of Piedras Blancas at the foot of La Peña de los Enamorados, a limestone massif...

07 jul

Amelogenin peptide analyses reveal female leadership in Copper Age Iberia (c. 2900–2650 BC)

Given the absence of written records, the main source of information available to analyze gender inequalities in early complex societies is the human body itself. And yet, for decades, archaeologists have struggled with the sex estimation of poorly preserved human remains. Here we present an exceptional case study that shows how ground-breaking new scientifc methods may address this problem. Through the analysis of sexually dimorphic...

20 jun

WESIPS 2024 Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality, and Pro-Sociability Biennial Conference

The organizers are seeking papers from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches addressing one or more of the following topics: Prehistoric/historic/contemporary warfare, ritual violence, biodiversity, natural resource utilization, past and present cases of environmental degradation/sustainability, egalitarianism, advent of social complexity, social inequality, conflict resolution, and prosocial behavior from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Organizers Dr. Richard J. Chacon (Winthrop University) Dr....

19 may

Cinco claves sobre el extraordinario yacimiento de Piedras Blancas, cerca de Antequera: el tema más leído en National Geographic

El artículo de divulgación del proyecto de Piedras Blancas en Antequera, en la revista #Historia de #NationalGeographic,  ha sido la más leída en esta semana. La investigación en torno al complejo funerario publicado en Antiquity, revela que fue construido en parte por las manos del hombre, aprovechando la roca natural, hace aproximadamente unos 5.000 años. Más información en: Historia National Geographic   Artículo científico en Antiquity