Emiliano Bruner, a researcher at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), has just published a review article on the evolution of the human brain during the Middle Pleistocene offering a perspective on paleoneurology and functional craniology, with a model analyzing the spatial relationships between the anatomical elements of the brain-braincase system.
The entity aims to help the work related to archaeology and human palaeontology that Spanish teams are carrying out outside Europe In this call, 15 new projects are incorporated Fundación Palarq, a private and non-profit organization that supports the missions in archaeology and human palaeontology of Spanish researchers, has decided to subsidize a total of…
First exhaustive review of fossils recovered from Iberian archaeological sites (EurekAlert 11/24/20)
An interdisciplinary team from several Spanish universities and research centres has analysed more than 600 fossils recovered from across the Iberian Peninsula.
A five-year study into the mummified remains found in the Canary Islands DNA tests showed they originally came from West or North Africa.
Gynaecology of ancient Egypt REVEALED: Vaginal fumigation with roast meat or rancid milk was prescribed as a remedy for severe hip pain 3,800 years ago (DailyMail 11/18/20)
The woman, called Sattjeni, was found interred with a fire-damaged cup between her legs – evidence of an ancient treatment whereby the vagina was fumigated.
Neanderthals behaved similarly to modern humans in raising their children, whose pace of growth was similar to Homo sapiens.
Neandertal babies had chests shaped like short, deep barrels and spines that curved inward more than those of humans, a build that until now was known only for Neandertal adults, researchers say.
Archaeologists uncovered a buried massacre in Spain. Bodies were frozen in time in the exact spots where they died (Businessinsider 20/20/20)
The remains that archaeologists have unearthed in northern Spain aren’t for the faint of heart: Skeletons of men, women, and children were frozen in time in the exact spots they died, their limbs scattered
Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 5,000 years earlier than previously known (Phys.org 09/28/20)
Modern humans arrived in the westernmost part of Europe 41,000—38,000 years ago, about 5,000 years earlier than previously known, according to Jonathan Haws, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Louisville, and an international team of researchers.
Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 09/25/20)
Neandertals have adopted male sex chromosome from modern humans.
Fingerprints help identify age and sex of prehistoric painters in southern Spain (The Art Newspaper 09/09/20)
Researchers studied the Neolithic rock art in the Los Machos rockshelter.
All societies existing today possess some kind of funerary culture, and this is one of the behaviors that takes us closest to how complex the human mind is.