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IPHES welcomes the presentation of 31 master thesis of the Erasmus Mundus in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution

Together with the European students that have defended their work other students from many different countries as Tanzania, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jordan, Indonesia, Philippines, Brazil and Cambodia have participated

IPHES organizes an international conference about human responses to climatic changes in Prehistory

This event is to be held at the University of Rovira i Virgili, in Tarragona, on the 3-5th February 2016. The abstracts submission is now open

Recovered a container excavated on a Neanderthal occupation floor from 60 000 years ago

The Abric Romaní provides 10 000 new fossil remains about the domestic activity of Neanderthals

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