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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

Genetic selectivity discovered amongst Eurasians over the last 8,000 thousand years as a response to adaptive needs

These genes are related to diet, as agents permitting to digest milk in adulthood, as well as to the immune response and pigmentation.

The IPHES begins the series of videos ArqueoSnacks to clarify doubts about the research in archaeology and human evolution

Can be viewed on the YouTube channel of this research centre The initiative has arisen to provide answers to the questions of the students and the public who are interested in the archaeological sites where this Institute is working.

Reconstructed for the first time the hearing of the first hominids

It has been made with three dimensional models of the ear cavities by an international team with the participation of one researcher from IPHES.

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

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