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A Neanderthal hunting station

The discovery of more than twenty spear points of about 50.000 years ago makes Teixoneres Cave (Moià, Barcelona) the archaeological site with the highest number of this kind of weapon in Catalonia.

More than 5.000 new archaeological remains of over 14.000 years found in Molí del Salt site

Most of them lithic artifacts and faunal remains from different species. New evidences of mobile art, shell beads and several stones covered with red pigment have been also found

Why did Neanderthals use the teeth as a third hand?

A discussion between experts would find the cause It is demonstrated that they used them as a tool more frequently than any Homo sapiens

30 IPHES and URV members are working these days at the excavations of Atapuerca

70 people will participate in the Atapuerca excavation during the first 15 days and in July the team will increase until approximately 200 members

Call for Director at The Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES)

The Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) is seeking applicants with a distinguished record of scientific excellence and the innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic organisation. Applicants must have a PhD or comparable degree.

Open the pre-enrolment for the Master’s degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

Recently it has received the excellence mention from the Agency of Quality of Catalunya (AQU), the only qualification of the URV with this distinction

A doctoral student of the URV, awarded as co-author of the best scientific article of the year 2014 by the Anatomical Society

Gizéh Rangel de Lázaro doctoral dissertation is about the evolution of the cranial vascular system in order to compare modern and extinct hominids under the co-direction of Carlos Lorenzo, professor of Rovira i Virgili and member of IPHES and Emiliano Bruner, researcher group leader of ho

Lethal wounds on skull may indicate 430,000 year-old murder

The facts happened in the Sima de los Huesos, en Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain) and they endorse also the intentional corpses accumulation in this deposit

Neanderthals were attacked by large carnivores

It has been confirmed by a paper published in Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences based on a forensic investigation led by IPHES scientifics

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