Research Group of Precolumbian Studies

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  • Edifici B

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)

    Spain

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Organization profile

Organisation profile

The main objective of the Grup d'Estudis Precolombins of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) has been from the outset and remains to disseminate the Precolumbian world in a pluridisciplinary manner and at all levels.Once achieved this first milestone, by means og organising courses, lectures and even a postgraduate own course (""Precolumbian World"") held in 2001, 2004, and 2009; and 5 international conferences on ""Precolumbian Textiles"" in Barcelona (1999, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010), which would correspond to the first phase consisting on ""disseminating the Precolumbian world in a pluridisciplinary manner and at all levels"", we think that we must disseminate next the Precolumbian materials held in European and American museums, publish them and by means of their cataloguing, make them a very goog tool for scholars studying these materials. We are now then in the second phase through the ""Corpus Antiquitatum Americanensium"" project of the International Union of Academies (IUA), since the principal researcher of this Group, Dr. Solanilla, is its director at European level (see link below).