Study Compares Parietal Lobes of Neanderthals and Modern Humans (Heritage Daily 04/06/20)

The Paleoneurobiology group at the National Center for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH), led by Emiliano Bruner, has just published a morphological analysis of the brain of Neanderthals and modern humans, the results of which suggest that the “Roundness” of our brain is due in part to the fact that the parietal lobes are, on…

Summary of the 2020 campaign in the Qubbet el-Hawa Necropolis (Aswan, Egypt)

Since 2008, the University of Jaen has been excavating in the necropolis where the highest officials of Egypt’s southernmost province were buried between 2200 and 1800 BC. This province, whose capital was located on the island of Elephantina, played a very important role in the history of Egypt, as it was the border between Egypt…

The ‘dolia’ in Roman wine settlements

Archaeometric characterization of Roman dolia from the northeast of Hispania Citerior-Tarraconensis The ‘dolia’ and wine production From the end of the 2nd and beginning of the 1st century BC, the province of Hispania Citerior (called Tarraconensis after the territorial organisation of the Emperor Augustus) was characterised by the development of a production system based mainly…

Our commitment to archaeology and paleontology in these difficult times

From the Palarq Foundation we want to support all the teams of archaeology and paleontology. To those people who have travelled to the countries where the sites are located and who are carrying out their work at a great distance from home. To the teams that have seen their campaign plans cut short for the…

Pequeña muestra de esfereoides encontrados en el yacimiento achelense de Ubeidiya, en Israel - Foto S. TittonIPHES

AN ISRAELI AND CATALAN TEAM IS TRYING TO SOLVE THE MYSTERIES SURROUNDING THE PRESENCE OF 1.5 MILLION-YEAR-OLD STONE BALLS AT SOME SITES (IPHES 3/9/20)

This collaboration is led by the IPHES and is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. It is presently unknown how these tools were developed or what they were used for and high-tech 3D artifact analysis will be used for this research.

An archeometric look at native and Phoenician pottery in the Iberian SE

Among the tasks emanating from the Project ARQUEOTOPOS III – Carthago Nova from its coastal environment. Paleotopography and environmental evolution of the central sector of the Iberian Southeast. Population and production dynamics (HAR2017-85726-C2-1-P), a line of work has been initiated focused on the study of the potters and potteries of the first millennium BC identified…