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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

The IPHES hosts a symposium between Israeli and Catalan researchers on the origin, evolution and use of the first human technologies

It will take place from the 5th to the 7th of May and has been made possible thanks to one out of only 10 grants accorded by the Generalitat for research activities between Catalonia and Israel

Researchers of IPHES has taken part in an investigation that identifies a case of ritual cannibalism about 14,500 years ago in Great Britain

The hominids that inhabited Gough’s Cave used also skulls as bowls, probably within a symbolic treatment of the bodies The research was led by researchers at the Natural History Museum of London and University College of London

An extra molar is identified for the first time in an Atapuerca hominid

The presence of a fourth or extra molar in ancient populations is recognized for the first time by a scientific publication. This individual suffered dental decay, abscesses, pulpits, periodontal disease, severe dental wear and tooth pick

Orce and Atapuerca, two protagonists sites in the First Meeting with the Prehistory in Lucena

Bienvenido Martínez-Navarro and Eudald Carbonell, researchers from the IPHES, will talk about them on Saturday, March 7th.

Seminar on Conservation and Restoration in Archaeology

On Friday, 13th March, at the Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica (ICAC) auditorium.

Seminar on uses, destruction and protection of the cultural heritage in times of war

On Friday, February 20th at 9:30 hrs at the Researchers Residence CSIC in Barcelona

Meeting with the archaeologist Eudald Carbonell on the future of humanity

Next Wednesday at 20 hrs. in the Metropol Cafè at Tarragona, free access At the end of the event those who wish, with advance reservation, may enjoy a dinner with the scientist in a 12 euro menu