European project H2020 CollectionCare, led by the ITACA institute of the UPV university, has brought together over 170 research centres and companies from 40 countries. Read More
The third millennium BC brought significant changes for European populations. A study published in Science Advances, led by the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology with the collaboration of researchers from Valencia University and Alicante University, documents the arrival of the genetic ancestors of today’s human beings in the Iberian Peninsula, with the rise of Argaric culture, around 4,200 years ago. Read More
Researchers conclude second excavation campaign at the prehistoric site of the Cova dels Diablets in Alcalà de Xivert
The second excavation campaign carried out at the Cova dels Diablets, located in the municipality of Alcalà de Xivert (Castellón), financed by the town council and directed and coordinated by the Castellón Provincial Council and the Universitat Jaume I, has made it possible to recover remains from prehistoric human burials that correspond mainly to the first half of the 3rd millennium BC, that is, approximately 4,800 years ago.
Authors suggest the risk-benefit balance of vaccination is not as clear in the case of minors, as the disease is usually mild or asymptomatic in this group of the population. Read More
Francisco de Miranda, known as a forerunner of Venezuelan independence and sometimes called the universal American, travelled for much of his life, lived through the French Revolution and the emancipation of USA and promoted the Hispano-American territories. An enlightened idealist that the historian of the University of Valencia (UV) Mónica Bolufer has studied from a new perspective in her article published in Gender & History, one of the most prestigious international journals on history.
Researchers from the Milá y Fontanals Institution (IMF) and the Institute of Archaeology (IAM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), together with scientists from the Museum of Human Evolution (MEH), the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Extremadura (UEx), the UCM-ISCIII Joint Centre for Human Evolution and Behaviour in Madrid, the Laboratory of Prehistoric Archaeology of the University Jaume I of Castellón (UJI) and the Faculty of Geological Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have participated in the largest genetic study carried out to date, which has made it possible to determine that the horses from which all current domestic horses descend were first domesticated in the steppes north of the Caucasus and, from there, spread to other regions of Asia and Europe. Read More
New research rewrites the version of the Inquisition on the relations between confessors and devotees
University of Valencia researcher María Tausiet has analysed the power relations between priests and devotees, and the implication of the Inquisition in hiding them for four centuries. Within the framework of the CIRGEN European project, on gender identities and roles in Europe and America in the eighteenth century, endowed with 2.5 million euros in aid, the expert explains how many abuses and conspiracies were silenced, in order to keep up appearances.
Fernando Prados, researcher at the University of Alicante Institute for Research in Archaeology and Historical Heritage (INAPH) and director of the Modular Project: Phoenician-Punic Architecture, has described the discoveries made during this sixth season of the project, at the site of Son Catlar, in Ciutadella, Menorca, as «outstanding». Read More
Research confirms photography and self-portrait as pedagogical resources for identity reconstruction
Ricard Ramon, professor at the Faculty of Teacher Training at the University of Valencia, has researched the use of artistic self-portrait and photography as tools to achieve personal reflection and to also reflect on the surroundings of the individual represented. The conclusions confirm that the teacher training and visual and plastic arts students that have used it for self-conception and self-recognition are more aware of their own identity. Read More
The findings of a new site of cave paintings in Castellote (Teruel) have brought to light the scene of a person climbing a ladder to get honey from a beehive about 7,500 years ago. Read More