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Researchers create a reference collection of cattle faeces for archaeological studies in Menorca

A study carried out by archaeologists in the island of Menorca materialises in the creation of a reference collection of faeces from bovine, ovine and porcine cattle. It will serve as a modern reference to contrast and study faeces rests found in archaeological excavations.

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Did transhumance exist during the Iron Age?

During the Iron Age, between the 8th and the 1st centuries BC, materials such as ceramics, brooches and amphorae circulated widely through Europe, crossing hundreds of kilometers, mainly by sea. Recent research in Catalonia and Southern France suggests that cattle mobility was not linked to this commercial circuit, which was instead focused on luxury goods, as researchers Silvia Valenzuela and Ariadna Nieto explain.

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Scientists study evolution of exchange networks and social interaction thousands of years ago

An international team led by the CSIC is studying the evolution of exchange networks and social interaction in the Near East 10,000 years ago,  during the transition from the last hunter-gatherer societies to the first farming communities. They will also assess some sophisticated analytical techniques, such as the ones used at the Louvre Museum, with the only particle accelerator in the world located in a museum and devoted to heritage an art study.

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The CSIC digitalizes and publishes more than 40 thousand centenarian documents of ethnographic interest

Technicians of the CSIC have digitized in 2019 the old surveys of the Catalonian Folklore and Ethnographic Fond, which forms part of the Tomàs Carreras i Artau Fond, kept in the Milá y Fontanals Institution, the humanities center of the CSIC in Catalonia. There are more than 40 thousand documents, with very valuable information for ethnographic studies, which are available for consultation on the website.

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A book rescues the scientific culture in Barcelona between the two Universal Exhibitions

18 authors reflect in a book the history of science, technology and medicine in the city of Barcelona, and how those influenced the development of the city. It is a result of a scientific project led by the CSIC and the autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

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