Spatial methods for identifying unusual accumulations at Paleolithic sites (Phys.org 30/04/21)

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

The human footprints of Ojo Guareña (Phys.org 08/3/21)

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.

4,200-year-old queen’s identity among remarkable new finds in Egypt (CBSNews 19/01/21)

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has revealed details of the latest landmark discoveries to emerge from the Saqqara necropolis, south of Cairo. The vast burial grounds sit in what was once Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to more than a dozen pyramids, including Egypt’s oldest, the Pyramid of Djoser.

Brain evolution may have allowed our cognitive process to extend to technology (NCYT 01/5/21)

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.

PALARQ FOUNDATION GRANTS 59 PROJECTS

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…