Environmental conditions of early humans in Europe (Phys.org 08/09/21)

A recent study prepared in collaboration with researchers from the University of Helsinki and the Universities of Granada, Tarragona, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Salamanca, Madrid and Tübingen provides new information on the environmental context of earliest human occupation in Europe during the Pleistocene

A Neanderthal hunting camp in the center of the Iberian Peninsula (Phys.org 26/08/21)

Abel Moclán, a researcher at CENIEH, is the lead author of a paper published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews which undertook a zooarchaeological and taphonomic study of the Neanderthal Navalmaíllo Rock Shelter site (Pinilla del Valle, Madrid), some 76,000 years old, whose results indicate that these Neanderthals mainly hunted large bovids and cervids

Ancient woman’s DNA provides first evidence for the origin of a mysterious lost culture: The Toaleans (Phys.org 26/08/21)

In 2015, archaeologists from the University of Hasanuddin in Makassar, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, uncovered the skeleton of a woman buried in a limestone cave. Studies revealed the person from Leang Panninge, or “Bat Cave,” was 17 or 18 years old when she died some 7,200 years ago