The CENIEH participates in an ERC Advanced project on the first migrations of hominids

Alfonso Benito, geologist from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) participates in the project Biogeographic and cultural adaptations of early humans during the first intercontinental dispersals on the first migrations of hominins from Africa, recently awarded in the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants of the European Union

The project, led by Ignacio de la Torre from the University College of London (UCL), will focus on analyzing the dispersion of the first hominins capable of manufacturing the lithic industry, comparing the most important sequences between the African and the Asian continent, corresponding to the records of East Africa and China.

The CENIEH will be carried out the geological controls that have modulated these archaeological sequences and migrations, analyzing the sedimentary, stratigraphic, geomorphological and geodynamic controls that has led to the formation and preservation of the archaeological record in both regions.

The ERC Advanced Grants reward up to 2.5 million Euros for scientific careers with great achievements during the last ten years.