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CENIEH - Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana

Mission and Vision

MISSION: What are we?

The mission of the CENIEH is to promote excellent and multidisciplinary research in the field of human evolution, providing support to research projects and excavations at archaeological and paleontological sites throughout the world. As an ICTS, the CENIEH must act as a source of knowledge and resources to the service of society and of the scientific, technological and industrial community.


A European benchmark in the generation and transmission of knowledge regarding human evolution.

A leading institution that stands out thanks to its innovative approach, both on an intellectual and technological level, towards the study of our origins.

An excellent research center, with a unique and recognizable identity, that promotes technological advances in other fields.

Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana

Paseo Sierra Atapuerca 3

09002 Burgos - Spain

Telf: +34 947040800 / Fax:+34 947040810