They help confirm a long-standing theory about the genetic origins of modern-day Japanese populations
A current study on the Cansaladeta site confirms that is a key place for the knowledge of the human population in the Francolí river valley 400,000 years ago (IPHES 08/09/21)
This is confirmed by the results of the first detailed techno-spatial analysis carried out on this place in La Riba, in the Alt Camp (Tarragona)
1.4 million years ago in Europe, Orce became an area of attraction for the manufacture and use of stone tools (Iphes 09/06/21)
Torrential rains in Barranco León allowed the first hominins to opportunistically take advantage of an accumulation of raw materials
The British have suffered for their fashion for centuries according to a new study suggesting that a vogue for shoes with a pointed tip led to a sharp increase in hallux valgus of the big toe in the late medieval period
A collaboration between researchers at the CENIEH and HERC, of the University of California at Berkeley has allowed a study to be published in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, which reviews the traditional and more innovative methods for identifying unusual horizontal concentrations of archaeological materials at Paleolithic sites
A freshly unearthed Bronze-Age stone may be the oldest three-dimensional map in Europe, researchers say
CENIEH researchers have used a thermoregulation model that simulates heat loss to show that humans in Middle Pleistocene Europe could adapt to harsh environmental conditions without making use of fire.
A new analysis of a richly adorned female ruler buried in a Bronze Age palace suggests women could also occupy the throne.
The CENIEH has participated in the study of the prints of bare feet found at the Sala y Galerías de las Huellas site in the Ojo Guareña Karst Complex (Burgos), which are the marks left in a soft floor sediment of an exploration by a small group of people between 4600 and 4200 years ago.
Neanderthal and early modern human stone tool culture co-existed for over 100,000 years (phys.org 01/03/21)
The Acheulean was estimated to have died out around 200,000 years ago but the new findings suggest it may have persisted for much longer, creating over 100,000 years of overlap with more advanced technologies produced by Neanderthals and early modern humans.
New analysis of a fossil tooth and stone tools from Shukbah Cave reveals Neanderthals used stone tool technologies thought to have been unique to modern humans
A possible relationship between the red color of stalagmites and paleoclimatic changes is found (Heritage Daily 04/19/20)
The CENIEH has participated in a study where spectroscopic techniques were used to investigate the cause of the red coloration of the stalagmites in Goikoetxe Cave and its possible use as an indicator of paleoclimatic changes in northern Spain.