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Presentation the educational video "Water mills of Calatafimi Segesta"

Next 1st of July the University of Granada and Arqueoandalusi will present the educational video about the water mills in Calatafimi Segesta (Sicily, Italy)

UNIPA team has attended the 2016 ESSC International Conference

UNiPA team has attended the 2016 ESSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "SOIL - OUR COMMON FUTURE” in CLUJ-NAPOCA (ROMANIA) on last JUNE 15-18, 2016. "Soils, past landscapes and cultural heritage: phytoliths as indicators of ancient crops” was the the title of the oral communication presented at the Conference. Recent findings on crop cultivated during the Islamic period in Sicily were discussed and the importance of the soils’ cultural value was stressed. Giuseppe Lo Papa concluded the presentation highlighting the cultural importance of the human migrations in the Sicilian agricultural heritage, also wishing, on behalf of the MEMOLA project Team, that recent migrations could continue to leave positive footprints in the soil rather than in the Mediterranean Sea floor.

The impact of ‪european‬ ‪water‬ ‪policy‬ on ‪historical‬ ‪irrigation‬ systems

The University of Cordoba, The University of Granada and Arqueoandalusi organize the seminar The impact of ‪european‬ ‪water‬ ‪policy‬ on ‪historical‬ ‪irrigation‬ systems" with the collaboration the Andalusian Institute of Agricultual and Fisheries Research and Training (IFAPA) and the assocaiton of Traditonal and Historical Irrigators Communities .

UNIPA participated at the 2016 SIEP-IALE Conference

The University of Palermo presented "Bio-cultural diversity of some ‪Mediterranean‬ ‪mountain‬‪ landscapes‬" by G. Bazan and G. Baiamonte at the 2016 SIEP-IALE conference Challenges of Anthroponce and the role of Landscapes ‪Ecology‬ in ‪Asti‬ (Italy)

UNIPD partecipated in the seminar "Armonie Composte"

Last Saturday Brogiolo, Chavarria & Benetti (‪UNIPD‬) partecipated in the "Armonie Composte. Seminars around the ‪monastic‬ ‪landscapes‬: know and ‪communicate‬ the transformation on the ‪Praglia‬ Abbey landscapes" presenting the ‪MEMOLA project‬

UCO participated in the 7th International Water Resources Management Conferences

Fluvial Dynamics and Hydrology research group (UCO) presented a poster titled "The current and future sociohydrological role of traditional irrigation system in high mountain areas in Southern Spain" in the 7th International Water Resources Management Conferences of ICWRS, organized by The International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Bochum (Germany)

Recovery of two historical irrigation channel at Lugros

Open call for volunteers 

MEMOLA project and the local irrigators community will recover two traditional irrigation channel at high mountain of Lugros (Granada, Spain), with the support of the municipally of Lugros and the Natural and National Park of Sierra Nevada.

This participatory activity will take place during two last weekends of May ( 20th to 22nd and 27th to 29th).

For More information write to Lara Delgado, outreach coordiantor:

Meeting of community botany

Thursday 28 April MEMOLA project, in collaboration with the Association Alba Nuova, set a meeting of community botany in Calatafimi Segesta (Italy) to conduct a census of old fruit trees in Trapani (Monti di Trapani)

III Archaeological excavation campaign in Lanteira (Granada, Spain)

The MEditerranean MOuntainous LAndscapes Project, financed by European Commission FP-7 (nº 613265), is coordinated by José María Martin Civantos, associate professor and researcher at the Dept of Medieval History, Universidad de Granada (Spain).

The project aims to apply an interdisciplinary perspective to study the evolution of Mediterranean mountainous cultural landscapes. In September and October, 2014, the archaeological excavation started, at Pago del Jarafi (Lanteira-Granada). After obtaining great results, documenting numerous settlement structures, silos for grain storage and a necropolis, we are returning to Lanteira for a second excavation campaign.

The MEMOLA project partners that participate in this intervention are:

  • Universidad de Granada
  • Arqueoandalusí Arqueología y Patrimonio S-L
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-CSIC-Escuela Española de Arqueología en Roma

We also count with the collaboration of Lanteira and Alquife city councils, that will provide the necessary infrastructure to host the volunteers.

This year the excavation will be organized in 3 turns of 10 days each:

  • August29th- September 9th        
  • September 12st- 23th
  • September 26-October 7th

There is a limit of 20 volunteers for each turn. It is necessary to register by sending an email to: ; Subject: JARAFÍ, including the following:

  • Updated Resume
  • Turn in which you would like to participate
  • Indicate any food allergies.


Campaign details:

  • Housing will be at the municipal gym of Lanteira, very close to the excavation site.
  • Bring a sleeping bag and appropriate work outfit (clothes, footwear and gloves).
  • Due to the characteristics of the site it is advised to bring sun protection: cream and hat.
  • Meals will be provided from Monday through Friday: breakfast, lunch (at the excavation site), and dinner.
  • Working tools will be provided to all participants.
  • Volunteers must bring proof of accidental injury insurance, valid during the time of their participation at the excavation.
  • Complementary activities such as, working with archaeological ceramics and soil sample flotation will be held.
  • Work schedule during the first two turns ( August and mid September) will be from 7am to 3pm. During the second half of September, the schedule is from 8 am to 5pm with lunch break. The schedule could be modified depending on weather conditions.
  • For all those who need it, a certificate of participation will be issued.

MEMOLA meeting in Vjosa Valley (Albania)

This year the ‪MEMOLA‬ meeting was in ‪Përmet‬ (‪Albania‬). Thank you ‪CeRPHAAL‬, our friends Ardit, Egla and Stavri for hosting and introducing us to the beautiful ‪Cultural‬ ‪Landscapes‬ of ‪VjosaValley‬.