Research units

Archaeobotany

Archaeobotany

The Archaeobotany Unit is focused on different issues regarding Pleistocene and Holocene vegetal records of natural and archaeological origin in the Mediterranean and Asia.
Cognition

Cognition

The Cognition Area is devoted to conducting research into the cognitive achievements that can be tracked throughout human evolution, as well as hominin complex behaviour, mainly through three branches

COMPATHEVOL

COMplex PATHs in Human EVOLution is a team-science unit (including researchers with backgrounds in archaeology, history, physics, and social sciences, among others), conducting transdisciplinary-oriented research.
Geoarchaeology

Geoarchaeology

The Geoarchaeology Unit research is focused on the study and description of the stratigraphic successions of archaeological sites.

Lithic Technology Unit

Lithic Technology

The research lines are mainly focused on the study of lithic remains found in archaeological sites, from the oldest Lower Pleistocene assemblages to the Bronze Age.

Palaeoanthropology

Palaeoanthropology

The Palaeoanthropology Unit of the IPHES is devoted to the study of Pleistocene and Holocene human remains.

Palaeontology

Palaeontology

Members of the palaeontology unit focus their research on the correlation between global climate change and the transformation of terrestrial ecosystems during the Plio-Pleistocene in relation to the various phases of human dispersals.
Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy

Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy Unit

The main objective of Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy Unit is to establish the relationships between human groups and animal resources in the environment.