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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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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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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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Preservation and research of Spanish traditional music on both sides of the Atlantic

A young scientist will compare the Spanish folk music collections of the CSIC in Barcelona and of the Library of Congress in Washington (EUA). The researcher, Ascension Mazuela-Anguita, has been granted the Alan Lomax Postdoctoral  Fellowship to compare both collections.

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