All posts tagged with Spain

Atxurra cave art discovery in Spain

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The Guardian reports on a recent cave art discovery in Spain: “Spanish archaeologists discover cave art to rival country’s best”.

Notable: Sima de los Huesos taphonomy

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Notable paper: Sala, Nohemi, Juan-Luis Arsuaga, Ignacio Martínez and Ana Gracia-Téllez (2015) Breakage patterns in Sima de los Huesos (Atapuerca, Spain) hom...

A Neandertal mortuary in Spain?

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El Pais has a fascinating story about the Paleolithic sites in the Lozoya river valley: “A Neanderthal trove in Madrid”.

Blombos pigment workshop

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I know that some readers are starting to wonder if I’ve forgotten about paleoanthropology lately. Let’s just say that the Neandertal and Denisova genomes hav...

Neandertal band of brothers

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Carles Lalueza-Fox and colleagues Lalueza-Fox:patrilocal:2010 have a new analysis of the mitochondrial DNA from El Sidrón, Spain. The site has a minimum numb...

Site: Atapuerca

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Atapuerca - 53, originally uploaded by Sitomon. I like to feature Flickr Creative Commons photos that show archaeological sites. This one is from Atapue...

Just ducky

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A week or two ago, I was pointed by a press release to some recent research from Bolomor Cave, Spain, where the levels occupied by early/pre-Neandertals have...

Sima species

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Michael Balter has a nice Science writeup of the recent Gibraltar conference, “Human Evolution 150 Years After Darwin.”

Neandertals, plants, and fish

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I don’t read Spanish well, but I’m going to go ahead and link a news article in a Spanish journal about Neandertal diet and cooking at the Spanish site of El...

The spotty Acheulean

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Scott and Gibert report in today’s Nature on the “oldest handaxes” in Europe:

Not a lasting last for the Neandertals

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The latest in a long line of “last known Neandertal” sites is now Gorham’s Cave, Gibraltar. Of course, if this were actually a continuing string of “latest” ...