The organization of brain determines, for example, the preferential use of the right hand over the other to manual tasks. It also has implications for disorders such as autism or schizophrenia. The symposium is "Tarragona Laterality Conference" and is will be at IPHES from 11 to 13 February.
A multidisciplinary team of IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social) has recently travelled to China to establish contact, study material and visit archaeological sites with the objective of promoting a network with research staff from the Asian country. Among other initiatives, the researchers have compared stone tool remains from the earliest deposits from the country (1.5 million years ago, 500,000 years) with some from Europe including Atapuerca
It is the first time in their property. The building is strategically located on Sescelades campus, next to the Scientific and Technical Service of the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona. The new facilities will ensure continuity in Catalonia an international leader in the study of evolution and human behavior.
The volume number 247 of Quaternary International intituled “Neanderthal Home Spatial and Social Behaviours” resulted from the International Workshop “The Neanderthal Home: Spatial and Social Behaviour” organized by the IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social) on October 2009 at Tarragona (Spain). The 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Abric Romaní site, an event that is in keeping with the beginning of research on Prehistory in the Iberian Peninsula, and also the celebration of the 25 years of excavation of the IPHES research team at the site, was the perfect occasion and opportunity to organize this meeting.
Anna Moya has received one of the first grants for the research and doctoral programme sponsored by the URV and Catalunya Caixa’s Fundació CaixaTarragona, and linked to the areas of specialisation of the Campus of International Excellence Southern Catalonia. Her research will be conducted in the area of modern history.
A research developed by the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES), concluded that neurons that retain features of the early years to adulthood, with a high activity, could favor the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
The Tarraco 2011 scientific conference provided a venue for people to learn about, discuss, and publicise archaeological works done in recent years on the ancient city of Tarraco and the surrounding territory, including work done on monuments recognised as UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
The archaeological excavation inside the Tarragona Cathedral will be taken up again this week within the framework of the collaboration between the Tarragona City Council, the Tarragona Cathedral Chapter and the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC), which is part of the Campus of International Excellence Southern Catalonia (CEICS). These works represent the continuation of those begun last summer and will be led by the same archaeologists: Josep M. Macias, Andreu Muñoz and Imma Teixell.
The Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution’s (IPHES) annual archaeological campaign for the La Mina and Forn sites in La Boella (La Canonja, Tarragona) ended this last 31 May with the discovery of new fossils which add to the understanding of the chronology of the site, how it was formed and the processes involved in its transformation (natural, animal or human – which is the focus of taphonomic studies). The campaign has also added to the numbers of samples that make up the archaeo-paleontological record for La Boella, which dates to over 800,000 years ago. The newly uncovered remains include interesting macro- and micro-vertebrates as well as new stone tools.
The Spanish Society of Classical Studies has granted the award for the promotion and dissemination of classical studies to the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC).
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