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November 20, 2023

We are not a violent species, despite what the news says

Source: The Conversation 

Author: María Martinon, Director of CENIEH 

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June 12, 2023

Main anatomical characteristics of the hominin fossil humeri from the Sima de los Huesos Middle Pleistocene site, Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain: An update

Fuente: GeoUCMpublica

José-Miguel Carretero, Rebeca García-González, Laura Rodríguez, Juan-Luis Arsuaga

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April 10, 2023

What color were Neandertals?

Even with whole genomes, scientists can't say very precisely what pattern of skin, hair, and eye pigmentation was in ancient populations like the Neandertals.


Source: John Hawks


Photograph: A collage of Neandertal faces as imagined by artists and exhibited in museums during the genome era. Artists include Alfons and Adrie Kennis, John Gurche, Elisabeth Daynès, Tom Björklund, Oscar Nilsson, and Fabio Fogliazza.


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August 25, 2022

Seven-million-year-old femur suggests ancient human relative walked upright

Formal description of the leg bone, which belongs to Sahelanthropus tchadensis, comes two decades after it was discovered.

Source: NATURE | Ewen Callaway

Image credit: Franck Guy/ Plaevoprim / CNRS - University of Poitiers.

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January 04, 2022


The CENIEH Paleoneurobiology Group has published a study analysing visual attention patterns during the exploration of images of stone tools or choppers and bifaces to find out to what extent attention is influenced by their morphology



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November 24, 2021


Lumbar spine fossils found at the Malapa site in South Africa are the "missing link" resolving a decades-long debate, showing that early hominids used their upper limbs to climb like apes and their lower limbs to walk like humans.


Source: CENIEH

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July 13, 2018

Tools from China are oldest hint of human lineage outside Africa

2.1-million-year-old stone tools suggest hominins reached East Asia much earlier than thought.


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October 26, 2017

Older Neandertal survived with a little help from his friends

An older Neandertal from about 50,000 years ago, who had suffered multiple injuries and other degenerations, became deaf and must have relied on the help of others to avoid prey and survive well into his 40s, indicates a new analysis published Oct. 20 in the online journal Plos One.


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August 11, 2017

Amazing 13-Million-Year-Old Ape Skull Discovered

The remarkable skull is so well preserved, scientists can see the young ape’s unerupted teeth and an impression of its brain.

National Geographic

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May 24, 2017

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

Two fossils of an ape-like creature which had human-like teeth have been found in Bulgaria and Greece, dating to 7.2 million years ago. 

The Telegraph

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