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The Archaeological and Archaeometric Research Unit of the University of Barcelona (ERAAUB) was born in 1985 to adapt archaeological research to the development of archaeometry. The team obtained official recognition by UB in September 1992 and is a Consolidated Quality Research Group recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya since 1995. The ERAAUB has been one of the founding research groups of the new Institute of Archaeology of the University of Barcelona (IAUB), a new research structure that fosters excellence in research and teaching in Archaeology with a multidisciplinary and a long-term diachronic approach, approved by the  University of Barcelona the 7th October 2020. Scholars and research groups from History, Archaeology, Prehistory, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Biology, Medical and Health Sciences, Physics, Materials Sciences, Fine Arts joint together. 

The activity of the team is organized in some strategic research lines that cover many different aspects of Archaeometry; Paleovegetation and Paleoclimate; The Transformation of the Roman World; Roman and Late Antique Material Culture; and the Archaeology of Central Asia, and Archaeology of America. In most of our research lines, the application of experimental sciences to archaeology plays a fundamental role.

Our research team fosters collaboration, internationalization, and transdisciplinarity in science, with a serious compromise for diversity and inclusion. We have a passion for research, and a commitment to form new generations and to transfer our knowledge to society.

The creation of synergies with other institutions, research groups, and researchers are fundamental in our way of understanding science. We hope that we will be able to collaborate with you in the near future. We are completely open to national and international collaborations for research initiatives, formative actions, and public understanding of science. If you have an idea and you think that we can contribute, do not hesitate to contact us.