In this work we try to identify if there exist specific patterns in the orientation of Roman towns and military settlements across the Roman Empire, and whether...
PublicationAn archaeoastronomical approach to Roman urbanism: orientation of Roman settlement across the Empire.
PublicationAn evanescent Vision of the Sacred? The equinoctial Sun at the Iberian Sanctuary of Castellar
We present results of an archaeoastronomical study of the Iberian cave-sanctuary of La Cueva de la Lobera in Castellar (Jaén, Spain), whose foundation has been...
PublicationArchaeoastronomical approach to the pre-Roman Iberian religion. First steps.
The author discusses possible astral and astronomical elements that could be related to the religious world of the pre-Roman Iberian culture. The widespread...
PublicationArchaeoastronomy and sacred places in Tenerife (Canary Islands).
For the last few years the authors have been investigating (with work still in progress) several archaeological sites of the indigenous culture of the island of...
PublicationArchaeoastronomy in Bronze Age Sites of La Mancha (Spain)
We present archaeoastronomical results of an interdisciplinary project to study Bronze Age sites of the socalled Cultura de las Motillas in the Spanish region...
PublicationAstral gods, tombs and sacred mountains: the case of mediterranean Africa.
NewsAstronomy and Landscape in the city of Caral, the oldest city in the Americas
A team of researchers, led by the Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio (Incipit-CSIC) and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), in collaboration with...
PublicationAstronomy and ritual in the protohistory of the southeast of the Iberian peninsula
Along the first millennium BCE and up to the beginning of the Roman conquest at the end of III century BCE, the southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula was...
PublicationAstronomy in Roman urbanism: a statistical analysis of the orientation of Roman towns in the Iberian Peninsula
The work presented in this article is part of a wide-ranging and ambitious project, started few years ago, to study the role of astronomy in Roman urban layout...