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Excavations begin at Los Saladares archaeological site in Orihuela

The professor at the University of Alicante, Alberto Lorrio has assured that "in all prehistoric textbooks Los Saladares is an obligatory reference" 

Publicado el quinto número de la Revista DAMA

Ya está disponible el quinto número de la revista DAMA (2020) que encontraréis tanto en la página web de la revista ( como en el repositorio de la UA ( Desde estas dos páginas se pueden visualizar y descargar los artículos.

Molón de Camporrobles. Chapter 5. Last occupations

Reports about the archaeological site El Molón in the RTVE program "The adventure of knowledge"

                         - Chapter 1: the walls   

                         - Chapter 2: the iberian village

                         - Chapter 3 :the last iberian moments

                         - Chapter 4. Islamic occupation.

Open the first pre-registration period for the Master of Professional Archeology and Heritage Management

From March 10 to June 30, 2021, the first pre-registration period for the Master of Professional Archeology and  Heritage Management will be open. All the information in the Admission tab of our website and on the Continua website

Open the first pre-registration period for the Master in History of the Mediterranean world and its regions: since Prehistory to the Middle Ages

from 10th march to 30th june 2021

Pre-registration here

Permanent Interdepartmental Seminar "Introductory course to the Phoenician language"

- Inaugural lecture "The language and phenopian inscriptions" 26th march 2021

- Introductory course to the Phoenician language. May 2021

The greatest concentration of ancient anchors in the mediterranean is in Alicante

National Geographic report about the Portitxol Archaeological Project

The University of Alicante participates in the new atlas of the cities that flourished in the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa during the 3rd to 8th centuries

ATLAS will draw cities marked by the transformation and continuity of social elites, different from the blurred vision that prevails today

Orihuela will begin the archaeological excavation in Los Saladares

The works in this Bronze Age enclave will be supervised by Alberto J. Lorrio, Professor of Prehistory at the University of Alicante.

Guardamar finds a rustic Roman villa in the excavations of Torre del Descargador

The site covers a wide area of remains scattered throughout the coastal dune complex with a wide sequence of occupation that dates back to Roman times and reaches the Islamic period.

International Project Genitalia & Co

Raimon Graells, Ramón y Cajal Research Professor of the Prehistory Area contributes to this project that analyzes representations of genital organs in the ancient Mediterranean

Link to the article

Valencian government authorizes Orihuela to begin excavations at Saladares archaeological site.

The Department of Culture highlights the "scientific relevance" of the place to obtain data from the Late Bronze Age and the Easternizing Period of the peninsula. Works will be coordinated by the University of Alicante and will be directed by Alberto J. Lorrio, professor of Prehistory

The enigma of the wall

UA archaeologists have been excavating and investigating the defensive structure located in the area where the Dama de Elche was found for four years in order to clarify how the bust appeared.

The British Academy funds a research project on Bronze Age metal workshops in Cabezo Redondo

The project is led by the UA researchers, Mauro Hernández, Virginia Barciela and Gabriel García Atiénzar, of the Prehistory Area of this Department.


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Faculty of Philosophy and Letters II
University of Alicante
E-03080  Alicante. Spain

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Department of Prehistory, Archaeology, Ancient History, Greek and Latin

Universidad de Alicante
Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig s/n
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Alicante (Spain)

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