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Breaking barriers between Science and Heritage approaches to Levantine Rock Art through Archaeology, Heritage Science and IT

Project description

Understanding and preserving prehistoric rock art on the Iberian Peninsula

Levantine rock art is particular to the Mediterranean side of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the largest collection of prehistoric figurative art in Europe, bearing witness to a critical phase of human development. Ambiguity surrounds the dating, the role in the evolution of creative thought, and the conservation challenges of this World Heritage art. The EU-funded LArcHer project intends to wholly address these issues combining archaeology, heritage sciences and state-of-the-art digital technologies. The aim is to achieve a new understanding of the historical and heritage values of this millenary legacy, providing deeper knowledge of early human societies and the birth of narrative art, and contributing to the long-term conservation of this priceless cultural heritage.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 991 178

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 991 178
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments