The 2016 Tübingen Prize for Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology goes to Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo of the IPHES

In his PhD thesis, he used ancient animal bone finds to reconstruct human strategies for getting food more than 400,000 years ago He has demonstrated that early humans were capable of abstract planning, using technology and social skills to get food

Experts from around the world will be coming to Tarragona to discuss human responses to climate change through Prehistory

There are over 70 registered researchers from countries such as Croatia, Switzerland, America and Finland

The IPHES Catalan research center and the Iranian RICHT Institute started a regular cooperation in the field of archaeology and human evolution

They will study the extinction of the last Neanderthals and the emergence of Modern humans and in the Central Zagros

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt:

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