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Ancient Iberian peninsula diet was mostly plant-based

Analysis of ancient human remains found in northwestern Spain suggest that the people who lived in the area between 1800 B.C. to 1600 B.C. ate a mostly plant-based diet. "There are no significant differences between individuals in terms of diet, so access to food resources must have been similar, regardless of

New dates for disappearance of Neanderthals from Iberian Peninsula

New research suggests that Neanderthals disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula 45,000 years ago, 5,000 years earlier than they did from the rest of Europe. Analysis with high resolution techniques, which combined palaeoenvironmental and archaeological data, point to “a progressive weakening of the population, or rather, not towards an abrupt end, but

The oldest evidence of Jewish culture on the Iberian Peninsula

Archaeologists have found a tomb slab which dates back to 390 A.D. that contains a Hebrew inscription, making it the oldest evidence of Jewish culture on the Iberian Peninsula. Archaeologists of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) found some of the oldest archaeological evidence so far of Jewish culture on the

Humans and Neanderthals did not coexist on Iberian Peninsula

New research has shown that humans and neanderthals did not coexist together on the Iberian Peninsula. Evidence left by both species are separated by a setile strata of sediment. The investigators from the UAB have worked on an area of 60 metres squared, excavating a large area which has