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Atapuerca: Research in the 21st Century

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The Cervantes Institute is pleased to present in Australia the cycle of conferences “Atapuerca, research for the 21st century” in collaboration with the guest Robert Sala Ramos, director of IPHES and professor of Prehistory at the URV and in collaboration with University of New South Wales.

In this conference, which will take place at Ainsworth Building at UNSW, our guest Robert Sala will offer a talk where he will explain, from a scientific perspective, at which point the research about human evolution in Atapuerca is.

The search was developed in the seventies and has been confirmed as a key site for human evolution in the eighties and nineties. Today is a research project of 40 years and has been benefited with the work of generations of stakeholders. Its wealth includes the recovery of the oldest human fossils in Western Europe. Atapuerca is a key site for the reconstruction of the evolution of human behavior in Europe in various aspects such as technology, ecological adaptation, economy, self-awareness and complexity. The objective of current research team is to participate in the definition of current paradigms in human evolution.

Atapuerca is not a single site: it covers nine sites that cover all Pleistocene times, from the early Pleistocene to the Holocene archeology. Therefore, it is also a geological record that allows us to know the main problems of human evolution in Western Eurasia, the clues that are also in the evolution of our genus Homo.

Our guest expert, the archaeologist and researcher Robert Salas will present current issues that are being faced and the topics of interest to develop and participate in their solution during the next decades.

After the talk there will be a question and answer session.



Kensington NSW 2052, Australia


Wednesday 25 September 2019 from 10am to 11.30am


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