The first phase of the pre-inscription is already open to access to the Master Erasmus Mundus of Archaeology from the Quaternary and Human Evolution that imparts the University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona. This first deadline finishes on the 30th April.
This Master started to be imparted in the course 2004-2005, therefore, it arrives already at its fourth year. During course 2006-07 the students (fifteen) of the first promotion finish already and they will have defended their theses of master, in different calendars, and next course they are going to carry out their studies to finish with the doctorate at Tarragona, in the same research team directed by Eudald Carbonell, director of the IPHES (Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution) and codirector of the Atapuerca Project in Tarragona.
In total, from the first edition, and during the three first courses, 45 students have followed in Tarragona the classes of this official master. These students are from very diverse origin, and there is as much of the Spanish as of the foreigner, especially people part of research teams that carry out important archaeological excavations like Atapuerca (Burgos-Spain), Dmanisi (Georgia) or Argel (Algeria), among other.
Of this total there are fifteen students from Italy, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Philippines, Indonesia and Jordan that have received the classes in other places, but have come to the URV to develop their projects of research within the framework of this international master.
The Master Erasmus Mundus of Archaeology from the Quaternary and Human Evolution is based in three fundamental areas: the research in human paleo-ecology and prehistory, paleo-anthropology, geology and palaeontology of the Quaternary; the archaeology of intervention in this stage of the evolution, and the management, conservation and socialization of the archaeological patrimony.
This official qualification of the URV share goals and formative activities with the graduations in History and Geography through the objective of introducing to a specialization in archaeology.