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  Fire, technology and educative innovation

AMARC-IEU: 30/11/2022
A practical workshop about fire, its discovery and the acquired technology was the contribution of the Archaeology Unit of IE University to the opening session of the teaching project: "Four elements and a hundred inventions", held in Cervera de Pisuerga (Palencia) last November, 28th. This initiative was coordinated with the Rural Centre of Educative Technology (CRIE), settled in this small town, an institution implied in the promotion of programs focused on educative innovation for rural teaching centres from Castilla y León for more than two decades.

  Pablo Arribas Lobo (IE University), during the development of the workshop. / ORH.   Pablo Arribas Lobo  
  News from the past of the Wall of Tierrmes
The IEU Archaeology Unit analyses the bone remains of twenty individuals buried near the monument

EL ADELANTADO: 16/11/2022
Hundreds of human bones, classified and ready for their study, rest in the laboratory of the Archaeology Unit in the Segovian campus of Santa Cruz la Real. This IE University research project, directed by Pablo Arribas, faces the study of the bone remains of more than twenty individuals, adult and children, buried near the perimeter of the Roman wall of Tiermes Archaeological complex (Montejo de Tiermes, Soria) between Late Antiquity and Early Medieval times.

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  IE University team carries on the bone remains research. / RA.    
  The Archaeology Unit of IE University participates in the 4th CISEM International Congress
This scientific meeting forum encounters the world leading Roman and Late-Antique world experts

AMARC-IEU: 11/11/2022
Members of the Archaeology Unit and Antiquity & Middle Ages Research Center of IE University contributed to the better knowledge of the first Roman villa discovered in the province of Palencia (Villabermudo, 19th century), with an approach to its historical background and the results obtained with applied new technologies.
In its 4th edition, this scientific meeting, focused on 'Living in the Late Ancient Mediterranean', has been held at the Faculty of Sciences and Humanities of Cuenca (University of Castilla-La Mancha). It is the first time it has taken place outside of Italy (Sicily and Bologna have been the previous locations).

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  Herrera de Pisuerga and wine in Antiquity

AMARC-IEU: 24/10/2022
Last week the IIIrd International Colloquium on Roman Archaeology, "Wine in Antiquity. Economy, production and trade in the Mediterranean", was held at the Museum of Badalona. The IE University Archeology Unit participated with their research results on Roman amphorae from the archaeological site of La Chorquilla (Herrera de Pisuerga, Palencia). The study evaluates the supply and consumption of Italic and Tarragonian wine in the camp of 'Legio IIII Macedonica', with exclusive characteristics in the North of the Iberian Peninsula.

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  Archaeology of Architecture in the Roman wall of Termes

AMARC-IEU: 10/10/2022
From the past 4th to the 8th of October, the Polytechnic School of Mieres (University of Oviedo) held the 12th National and 4th Hispanic-American International Congress on the History of Construction, organized by the Spanish Society for the History of Construction (SEdHC). There, the IE University Archaeology Unit and AMARC group (Antiquity & Middle Ages Research Centre) displayed the latest advances in the research of the Roman wall of Termes (Soria), from the perspective of the Archaeology of Architecture, within the section dedicated to Fortifications and Military Architecture.

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  AMARC presents the ancient paintings of Coca and Tiermes

AMARC-IEU: 17/09/2022
The latest findings of Roman mural paintings made at the archaeological sites of Coca and Tiermes by the team of the IEU Archeology Unit and the Antiquity & Middle Ages Research Center have been presented at the XV International Congress AIPMA (Association Internationale pour la Peinture Murale Antique), held at the "Mare Nostrum" Campus in Cartagena between September 12 and 16 with the title: "ANTIQVA PICTVRA. Execution techniques, conservation and enhancement".

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  Book presentation "Villas romanas de Seogia" in Coca (Segovia)

AMARC-IEU: 01/08/2022
Last Friday, July 29th, UAM professor Juan Francisco Blanco García headed the event with the municipality corporation and the author, Olivia Reyes Hernando,  IEU professor of the Archaeology Unit in the Comarcal Auditorium Martín frías of Coca(Segovia). The origin of this monography begins with the study carried out in the nearby site of Las Pizarras, where both academics collaborated in the origins of this research project that now celebrates its twenty-second anniversary.

  Book presentation in the Auditorium Martín Frías from Coca (Segovia). / DRG.  
  Archaeology and Natural Heritage at Herrera de Pisuerga

AMARC-IEU: 29/07/2022
Eusebio Dohijo and José Ramón Arana's conferences about Late Antique cemeteries and Landscape in Roman Hispania were the closing speeches of the 'VII Archaeology and Natural Heritage Meeting', held in July in the Crab-House from Herrera de Pisuerga. These conference cycles, organized by the Archaeology Unit of IE University, carried out in this municipality since 2016 and opened to all public in general, represent a consolidated reference in the Heritage disclosure of the province.

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  Presentation of the expert Eusebio Dohijo by Cesáreo Pérez. / PAL.  
  New technologies for Viking Archeology

SVT NYETHER: 21/07/2022
This Summer, the IEU Antiquity & Middle Ages Research Centre members collaborate on the geophysical surveys carried out in the Viking Age archaeological sites of Sollerön island (Sweden).

  Andrés Pérez Arana (AMARC-Wessex Archaeology), during the field works in Sollerön. / SVT.  
  New volume of "Oppidum. Cuadernos de investigación"

AMARC-IEU: 18/07/2022
The IE University Archaeology Unit presents the 18th volume of this scientific journal. It contains papers from twenty-four researchers specialising in the fields of Humanities and Heritage Sciences. You can get access to the contents on Oppidum's website:

  Museums and digitization
Interview with Trinidad Nogales Basarrate, director of the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida

AMARC: 18/06/2022
  Olivia Reyes reveals the secrets of the Roman villas of Segovia
The IE University professor publishes a study about the Late Antiquity rural homesteadsy

PhD Olivia Reyes Hernando, professor at the IE University Archeology Unit, has just published the first comparative study of the Roman villas in Segovia province. This recent innovative research, which comes to light, provides new keys to understanding the Roman presence in this area of the Iberian Peninsula during Late Antiquity.
According to Prof. Reyes, these IVth century BCE huge residential properties share common elements that distinguished them from other Castilia and Leon Roman villas, even from Hispania, as the prevalence of triple apses in some of their halls or other particular decorative elements come from the East part of the Empire.

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  PhD Olivia V. Reyes, in IE University Campus. / R.A.     
  Wednesday, April 27. Cathedral of Segovia and Santa Cruz la Real
"Humanities/Archaeology" class

AMARC-IEU: 28/04/2022
A visit to the cathedral of Segovia and its tower with the students of our Humanities-Archaeology course. Later, a campus tour. The objective of this class was not only to compare the buildings and what they represent in the history of the city, but also to carry out a study of the archaeology of the Segovian urban landscape.

  Bell tower of the Cathedral of Segovia. / PAL.  
  "Painting in the age of caves"
Friday, April 21, 6:00 p.m

AMARC-IEU: 21/04/2022
Conference and Workshop conducted by Prof. Olivia Reyes and based on discovering the origins of art and artistic expressions in Prehistory; its methods, techniques and meaning. The activities will take place in the Archeology Unit of IE University.

  Workshop "Painting in the age of caves", en la Unidad de Arqueología de IE Universidad. / PAL.    Pablo Arribas Lobo  
  Sex and Religion in Antiquity
IE University Summer Courses (Segovia, June 16-17th)

AMARC-IEU: 08/04/2022
Next June, the Campus of Santa Cruz la Real will host the first edition of the IE Summer Courses dedicated to better understanding our past, with the aim of generating an academic forum where different views and experiences can be exposed and debated about the ancient world from the perspective of various scientific disciplines responsible for its study. On this occasion, the chosen theme examines and connects the sexual and religious values of the different cultures of Antiquity.

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  Portland Roman Glass. / British Museum.  
  Wednesday, February 23. Field trip to Coca and MVR
"Humanities/Archaeology" class

AMARC-IEU: 28/03/2022
The walls and the castle of Coca, its medieval urbanism and the Museum of the Roman Villas of Almenara-Puras, were the places visited last week by the Humanities/Archaeology class and members of the IE Archeology Club. The topics covered through these interesting visits: Town planning and medieval fortifications and the Archaeology of production and representation spaces.

  IE Humanities students, in the peristyle of the MVR. / PAL.    
  Wednesday, March 23. Visit to the National Archaeological Museum
"Humanities/Archaeology" class

AMARC-IEU: 07/02/2022
Archeology of the economy and trade, religion and death, production, distribution, consumption, money... are some of the topics covered in the visit to the rooms dedicated to Greece and Egypt in the National Archaeological Museum, which students from Humanities/Archaeology and members of the IE Archeology Club visited last Wednesday in Madrid.

  The greek collection, in the MAN. / PAL.  
  La Rosa de los Vientos
"Tell me how it happened": The Roman discovery from Coca (Segovia)

ONDACERO.ES: 07/02/2022
Along with Olivia Reyes (IE University), Silvia Casasola (Onda Cero radio) shares the discovery of a Roman Villa archaeological remains from Coca (Segovia), an ancient city famous for emperor Theodosious the Great's birth.

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  Wednesday, February 2. Trip to Tiermes
"Humanities-Archaeology" class (Segovia campus)

AMARC-IEU: 07/02/2022
Last week the IEU 2021-2022 Course of Archaeology and some members of the IEU Archaeology Club visited the archaeological site of Tiermes (Soria). During the day, we were able to verify on-site the way of living in a Roman city, how Romans organized their urban spaces or their adaption to the territory. The visit was completed with the attendance to its archaeological Museum, to know more about the material culture of Termestinean society.

  IE University students, on the bedrock carved bleachers of Tiermes. / PAL.    
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