This project entitled: "The Pleistocene and the Holocene of the Sierra de Atapuerca. Hominid settlement patterns in Europe, chronological, spatial and environmental framework, and cognition and technology", granted for the period 2019-2021, focuses on Geology , Paleoecology and Paleobiology of hominids during Pleistocene and Holocene in the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain)


This project entitled "The transition from aggradation to degradation in Iberian Cenozoic basins: Chronostratigraphic framework" aims to establish the chronology of selected fluvial terraces in the two principal Iberian Cenozoic basins, one a foreland basin (Ebro) and the other intracratonic (Duero), to bound the start of basin incision and excavation in time


This project, entitled "Variability in human behavior during the European Middle Pleistocene: Coexistence of the Acheulean and the Middle Paleolithic in the Iberian Peninsula" (COHUPLEME), aims to study the coexistence of the Acheulean and Middle Paleolithic technocomplexes at several open-air sites in the Iberian Peninsula

Diputación Foral de Guipúzcoa Amalda

Este proyecto trata de comprender la naturaleza de los asentamientos neandertales entre hace 115 y 45 mil años en el valle de Alzolaras (Gipuzkoa). Para ello se ha revisado el yacimiento de Amalda I y se están desarrollando excavaciones arqueológicas en Amalda III.


Death and mortality is an experience shared by all humans. This is why death plays an important role in almost all cultures around the world. A central part of this shared experience is the presence of funerary rites and practices. However, little is known about when these practices emerged. The EU-funded DEATHREVOL project aims to reach a conclusion on the time of the first emergence of this 'culture of death'. As such, it will conduct classical and innovative taphonomic analyses in addition to researching fossil records concerning samples from the Middle Pleistocene and European Paleolithic periods to find traces of funerary rites. The project's results will reveal important insights regarding various behavioral aspects of these early populations.

EC Marie S. Curie ITN PUSHH

PUSHH is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network (ETN), a scientific commitment by the European Union, within the framework of excellence and innovation, to advance in paleoproteomics science. This European project aims to develop a strategic, powerful training platform to equip the next generation of palaeoanthropologists, palaeontologists and archaeologists, with the skills to exploit the latest biomolecular technologies and to significantly advance our knowledge about biological and cultural evolution of humans. One of the most important pillars in the PUSHH project is its multidisciplinary, through the creation of a coherent and powerful training environment, and by promoting collaborative initiatives on different research disciplines with the same common goal. At the same time, the project develops a community of scientists who confidently communicate with each other, combining advanced concepts across highly specialized disciplines from both humanities and experimental sciences.

Evociencia: plan anual de actuaciones de la UCC+i del CENIEH

“Evociencia" es un proyecto de la Unidad de Cultura Científica y de la Innovacion (UCC+I) del CENIEH que pretende acercar la investigación y los trabajos que se desarrollan en los laboratorios del CENIEH a todo tipo de público, y hacer partícipe a la sociedad del conocimiento que se genera en el Centro, generando una cultura de la evolución humana

Fundación Palarq India

Con este proyecto, investigaremos los procesos evolutivos dentro del Achelense y las transiciones a las culturas del Paleolítico Medio (PM), que implicaron importantes cambios de comportamiento en África y, partes de Eurasia.

Fundación Palarq Morocco

The Aïn Beni Mathar-Guefaït region lies in the northwestern extreme of a great physiographic unit of the Maghreb. In the north of this region, the Guefaït 4 site offers an assemblage of large mammals, including elephants, rhinoceros, hippopotamus and, above all, a primitive species of horse, Hipparion. This community of mammals is accompanied by a sizable number of rodents and reptiles, dominated by a giant turtle, which places the site at the start of the Quaternary, with a lake set in a savanna environment.