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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

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