This year, the Museum of Archeology of Catalonia has launched a large range of activities as part of the European Archeology Conference, from 13 to 19 June 2022.
Once again, Catalonia is holding the European Conference on Archeology (JEA), the most important participatory activity in Europe in relation to the archaeological heritage. This initiative, promoted since 2010, mobilizes all actors involved in archeology, in order to make the public discover the archaeological heritage and its methodology of work and research through sites, research organizations, universities, museums and archaeological sites, laboratories, associations, archive centers and the various responsible public administrations.
The Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya joins the celebration and will have the week of 13 to 19 June, full of programming around our archaeological heritage for specialists, families, heritage lovers, ... everyone will find a attractive proposal. On Sunday, June 19, all the MAC facilities will open their doors to enjoy a morning where you can visit the latest exhibition proposals, such as Shipwrecks. Submerged history, in Barcelona.
Specifically, the MAC program at the European Archeology Conference includes activities from Monday 13 June to Sunday 19 June, which will close the day with an open day at all its venues. Specifically, the complete program ( European Archeology Conference 2022 - Museum of Archeology of Catalonia - Macportal Headquarters ) includes:
Act of homage and exhibition Antoni Bregante. Draw archeology
Antoni Bregante has worked as an illustrator at the Archaeological Museum for more than fifty years (1947-2003). His work has been especially important in the field of documentation and study of rock art in the Iberian Peninsula, especially of Levantine art. With this exhibition, the MAC wants to make known this outstanding academic and artistic legacy, and, at the same time, pay tribute to an exceptional worker and artist. June 15 at 1 p.m. More information here .
Unraveling riddles of sarcophagi: myths and beliefs under centuries of dust
Who is who in the images of the sarcophagus of Proserpine and that of the Lion Hunt? What do the images mean? What information does its state of conservation give us? We will see these and other aspects revealed by the UAB-MAC research project on The Roman sarcophagus in the Iberian Peninsula. with Isabel Moreno Martínez (MAC) and Montserrat Claveria (UAB, ICAC). June 15 at 6 p.m. More information here .
Greek numismatic seminar
Conference on Greek numismatics in the Iberian Peninsula. June 16 and 17. Consult the program at www.mac.cat
The challenge of incinerated remains
Want to know the work that an anthropologist does in the lab? Can you imagine what human skeletal remains are like? Would you like to know what information they provide in scientific research? Come to the physical and forensic anthropology workshop with Dra. Núria Armentano! June 18 at 11 a.m. More information here .
Tell stories "Carrer del mar"
There are no traffic lights on Carrer del Mar; people stop when they want to. The street rises between the thin line of water and a row of houses with the taste of sun, sky and salt. 730 stories a year are told on Carrer del Mar; two per day. Always the same, but never the same. Let's listen to the tales of the sea together! June 18 at 11 a.m. More information here .
A scientific-practical tour to get to know in detail the work carried out by archaeologists and archaeologists. The activity allows both children and adults to participate in the research process and generate new knowledge while learning how to study and decipher questions about the past. June 19 at 10 a.m. More information here .
Guided tour of the shipwrecked exhibition. Submerged history
The exhibition presents the results of the research carried out by the CASC, since its creation, presenting some of the most emblematic sites and ships excavated and studied in Catalonia during this period. At the same time, it also explains the history, methodology and work problems of underwater archeology around the world, proposing a fascinating journey to the bottom of the sea, in search of unique objects and amazing stories. June 19 at 12:30 p.m. More information here .
Empúries: excavations in the Greek city
An archaeologist will explain the excavation sector where the work is being carried out and will update you on the latest research project carried out by the MAC-Empúries focused on the study of the port areas of the site. We will also visit the museum's warehouses to see how the objects recovered from the excavations are kept. June 19 at 10:30 a.m. More information here .
We offer you a family workshop that will turn us into real archaeologists. While digging we will discover pieces and objects from the Greek and Roman times that will help us understand the history of the ancient inhabitants of Empúries. June 19 at 11 a.m. More information here .
Come and trade with the Iberians!
Do you know what objects the Iberians produced and with which of them they traded? Do you want to find out what other cultures they came in contact with in our territory and what influences they received from them? We offer you a dynamic and practical activity to find out with whom and with whom the Iberians traded and exchanged. Through the archeological pieces exhibited in the Museum, you will discover a part of the Iberian world and its relationship with other contemporary peoples. June 19 at 11:30 a.m. More information here .
Guided tour. Archaeological research up to date, 100 years later.
The first archaeological interventions in the Olèrdola complex were started 100 years ago by the IEC. That was the beginning of the research on this unique heritage, open to the public for 50 years. At present, the archaeological interventions carried out provide us with interesting data that reinforce the importance of this historical complex with multiple phases of occupation. Archaeological work in November and December 2021 brought to light news about the Roman and Iberian occupation: a new section of wall, a new tower, a carved human skull ...
Thus, the guided tour will tour the spaces of 100 years ago and now, paying special attention to the results of archaeological research. June 19 at 11 a.m. More information here .
Guided tour of Reixac Island
Through this visit, guided by the MAC-Ullastret team of archaeologists, you will be able to learn about the latest developments in archaeological research obtained thanks to the most advanced geophysical prospecting techniques. These works have made it possible to reconstruct virtually in 3D the habitat of the island of Reixac, which has led to the creation of the immersive projection room located in the museum thanks to the collaboration between the Department of Culture and the 'La Caixa "Welfare Projects within the framework of the Heritage in Action program. Saturday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m. More information here .
Visit to the Castell site (Palamós)
The Iberian village of Castell, located on a promontory that goes into the sea on the beach of the same name, is a fortified settlement occupied from the sixth century BC to Roman times. In this visit we will know in depth its historical evolution and we will discover the urban spaces and the diverse structures that still conserve the site. Sunday, June 19 at 12:00 p.m. More information here .