For 2021, the foundation, whose director is Carolina Bähr, has approved aid for 59 projects, incorporating 15 new ones that are being subsidized for the first time. Among the 2021 missions supported by the entity are those of the Atapuerca Foundation in the South Caucasus, India and Azerbaijan
those of the Autonomous Government of Barcelona in Olduvai (Tanzania), Erbil (Iraq), Valle de Catamarca (Argentina), or the island of Diego Portales (Ultima Esperanza, Chile), those of the University of Barcelona in Kurdistan, Teotihuacán, Termez ( Transoxiana, Uzbekistan), Sela (Jordan)
hose of Pompeu Fabra in Tire, Pakistan, Botswana, Sudan and the Mariana Islands; that of the Universidad de la Laguna in Mongolia, that of the CSIC in the Atacama desert, those of the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) in Eritrea, Chile and Morocco;
Practically all the Spanish missions in Egypt are supported by the Palarq: Heracleópolis Magna, Luxor (Djehuty project, TT209 and Deir el-Bahari and Asasif), Oxirrinco, Qubbet el-Hawa, Kom El-Khamasin Just reviewing the list is already a passionate journey through what our archaeologists will be doing next year (and many have been doing it for a long time) in some of the most exciting, promising and out of hand places in the world.
Whether studying nomadic pastoralism in Mongolia, the human interrelation in prehistory at the fifth cataract of the Nile in Sudan, the canoeists of Chilean Patagonia, the agropastoral communities in the Zagros mountains; conducting paleoanthropology in Equatorial Guinea or geoarchaeology in Mexican mortuary caves; scrutinizing the Neolithic in the Negev and the Acheulean in Senrayanapalayam
It is not surprising that Gallardo, a man susceptible to archaeological and traveling passion, scratches his pocket with all that. Among the people helped by the foundation are many of our most prestigious archaeologists: Maria Eugenia Aubet, Miquel Molist, Mari Carmen Pérez-Díe, José Manuel Galán, Juan Luis Montero, Josep Cervelló, Rocío Da Riva, Maite Mascort, or Josep Maria Gurt , among others.