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Did Moianès witness Neanderthal extinction?

Researcher Sahra Talamo from the Max Planck Institute presents IPHES with new data on the archaeological dating of Moià’s Cova de les Teixoneres

Found in the Camp dels Ninots a whole new tapir skeleton 3.1 million years ago and in anatomical connection

This finding the site Caldes de Malavella concentrates and 70% of global fossil record of this species It is a very important discovery because it will help you get plenty of information on the ecological environment was at that time

The first Europeans: leading roles in a special issue of Quaternary International

The volume focuses on the results of recent investigations discussed in the XVIIth World UISPP Congress held in Burgos in 2014. The guest editors of the volume are researchers from IPHES.

Clarifying the origins of Sima de los Huesos hominins

Analysis of nuclear DNA isolated from hominins from the 430,000 year-old Sima de los Huesos locality in northern Spain, in Atapuerca (Burgos) provides more conclusive evidence of their evolutionary history. The findings are reported in Nature this week.

Javier Fernández-López de Pablo, researcher of the IPHES, awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant 2015

 Javier Fernández-López de Pablo, researcher of the Catalan Institute of Human Palaeoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES), has been awarded a  ERC Consolidator Grant to develop a 5-

The 2016 Tübingen Prize for Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology goes to Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo of the IPHES

In his PhD thesis, he used ancient animal bone finds to reconstruct human strategies for getting food more than 400,000 years ago He has demonstrated that early humans were capable of abstract planning, using technology and social skills to get food

Experts from around the world will be coming to Tarragona to discuss human responses to climate change through Prehistory

There are over 70 registered researchers from countries such as Croatia, Switzerland, America and Finland

The IPHES Catalan research center and the Iranian RICHT Institute started a regular cooperation in the field of archaeology and human evolution

They will study the extinction of the last Neanderthals and the emergence of Modern humans and in the Central Zagros

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt:

A 13,000 years old map of a hunter-gatherer campsite

It is a schist slab showing seven semicircular motifs that, according to their shape and proportions, can be interpreted as huts This engraving would be the first representation of a human social group recorded to date