Archeobotany Lab


The Archaeobotany Unit’s facilities include a 90 m2 laboratory containing the equipment and materials needed for the processing and mounting of palynological and phytolith samples.

Biomolecular archaeology

Biomolecular archaeology

The aim of the lab is to provide high-resolution data about the life history of animal populations from archaeological and palaeontological assemblages.

Collections Service

Collections Service

The Collections Service aims to correctly preserve the archaeological and palaeontological materials temporarily stored at the centre until they return to the institution to which they belong.


The laboratory occupies an area of 100 square meters designed to perform the different interventions on conservation.

Geoarchaeology Lab


This facility has been set up to prepare the thin sections of rocks and sediments required to conduct the Institute’s archaeological research.


Information Systems in Archaeology

The Unit applies information and communication technologies to archaeological research and manages clustered computing equipment for the management and analysis of data sets.

Large Research Equipment

Large Research Equipment

The IPHES is located opposite the URV Scientific and Technical Resources building. As a university institute, our researchers can take full advantage of the URV's analytical equipment.

Lithic Technology Lab

Lithic Technology

This facility is made up of two different spaces: an 88 m2 laboratory equipped with the necessary infrastructure and materials for processing and studying lithic materials, including stereoscopic and metalographic microscopes with digital cameras
Micropalaeontology Lab


The microvertebrates laboratory is in charge of the study of the small vertebrate remains recovered during the sieving-washing processes of the sediment coming from the archeological or archaeo-pale

Palaeoanthropology - 3D scanner

These facilities are equipped to provide support for palaeoanthropological research.