Atapuerca Project Comportamiento ecosocial de los homínidos de la Sierra de Atapuerca durante el Cuaternario

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Biodiversity, Forest & desertification. Protect, restore & promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation & halt biodiversity loss

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Number of permanent contracts at IPHES (Tarragona, Spain) since 2005 - 25 contracts (Postdoctoral Researchers, Technical Personnel and Administrative staff) - 36 Pre doctoral Grants founded by Fundacion Atapuerca 2005-2014 The Regional Government declared in January 19th 2012 through her Consejera de Cultura that the Museum of Human Evolution has produced direct and indirectly 53 million euros and maintain 1.130 jobs from its foundation in 2010.

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IPHES as a scientific partner has contributed with other partnerships to the creation of Fundación Atapuerca as a platform to social engagement of Human Evolution. In fact attractiveness of Atapuerca connects directly to the meaning that visitors attribute to humanity and its origins. The intergenerational groups (like families) have an incredible opportunity to talk and transmit to the youngest important issues like the relations between sciences, religions and ideologies.

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Around 815.700 visitors The attractiveness of Atapuerca connects directly to the meaning that visitors attribute to humanity and its origins. The intergenerational groups (like families) have an incredible opportunity to talk and transmit to the youngest important issues like the relations between sciences, religions and ideologies.

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Creation of 24 companies. Increase the economy in more than 60 million Euros funds for public finances. Creation of the Museum of Human Evolution (Burgos) with 650,000 annual visits. Changed the population trend with a growth of over 10% concentrated in the last five years. The average population age gets younger, 42 years old, due to increase of economic activity (15% dedicated to tourism). 75% of the 20 – 64 years olds to be employed. The Atapuerca Project changed the economic dynamic with the diversification and tertiarisation of economic activities, generating a growth of young and active population.

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From 2011 a Plan de Adecuación y Usos del Espacio Cultural has been implemented into Sierra de Atapuerca in order to guarantee a sustainable use of this natural space forbiden the urbanistic growth in a perimetral area protected as Bien de Interes Cultural (BIC)

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HM Hospitals and the University of Alcalá (UAH) have created the Chair of Evolutionary Otoacoustics and Paleoanthropology to study some current pathologies. The discoveries may be applied to the study of deafness in current medicine. The remains have been reconstructed to, among other things, analyze the cavities of the ear through computed tomography, a process in which dozens of radiographs are made that later build a complete image.

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The key to bringing these discoveries and Atapuerca's work methodology to clinical practice is HM Hospitals and the University of Alcalá (UAH). The entities have signed on Wednesday an agreement for the creation of the Chair of Evolutionary Otoacoustics and Paleoanthropology. The aim is that the entire study that has been conducted in the remains of Atapuerca, on the anatomy and physiology of the middle and inner ear and its relation to how human language originated, can be applied to investigate some current auditory pathologies such as deafness and its treatment in current medicine. The high precision of the imaging techniques used could allow the development by 3D printing of personalized implantable prostheses, more effective than those currently used.

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HM Hospitals in Madrid (Spain)

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Acronym:

Atapuerca Project

Title:

Comportamiento ecosocial de los homínidos de la Sierra de Atapuerca durante el Cuaternario

Abstract:

Since 1976 there has been a continuing paleoanthropological research project in the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain). Besides the scientific objectives, the implication of local neighbours was among the first goals devised. In the early 1990s a new direction of the project drew up a local engagement promoting cultural associations and collaboration with local media and municipalities as main stakeholders organising public activities to popularise Human Evolution studies in Spain. In 2000 the Atapuerca Foundation was created with the support of local companies and the collaboration of the municipal councils, academic centres, and political authorities to guarantee a sustainable growth of the scientific project. Nowadays, the Archaeological Site of Atapuerca is in UNESCO’s World Heritage List and a truly notable cluster of cultural heritage facilities has been built up around the city of Burgos, with great social and economic impact in the region.

Scientific field:

  • Arts and Humanities (AH)

Keywords:

  • Prehistory
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Physical Anthropology

Funding(s):

Funding Agency:

Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (FEDER)

Contract number:

CGL2015-65387-C3-1-P

Funding received:

333200 €

Start date:

2016-01-01

End date:

2018-12-31

 

Fullname Institution Research Centre Country Role
Ethel Allué Martí IPHES Researcher
Paola García-Medrano IPHES Researcher
Juan Manuel López-García IPHES Researcher
Patricia Martín-Rodríguez IPHES Researcher
Aurora Martín Nájera Museo de la Evolución Humana Researcher
Marta Fontanals IPHES Researcher
Gerard Campeny IPHES Researcher
Lluís Batista Carissimi-Priori IPHES Researcher
iD icon Ignasi Pastó IPHES Researcher
iD icon Eudald Carbonell IPHES Institut de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social Principal investigator
iD icon Carlos Lorenzo Merino Universitat Rovira i Virgili Researcher
iD icon Marina Lozano Ruiz IPHES Researcher
iD icon Andreu Ollé Cañellas IPHES Researcher
iD icon Isabel Cáceres Cuello de Oro IPHES Researcher
iD icon Xosé Pedro Rodriguez Álvarez IPHES Researcher
iD icon Jordi Rosell Ardèvol IPHES Researcher
iD icon Palmira Saladié Ballesté IPHES Researcher
iD icon Rosa Huguet Pàmies IPHES Researcher
iD icon Josep Maria Vergès Bosch IPHES Researcher
iD icon Josep Vallverdú i Poch IPHES Researcher
iD icon Antoni Canals Universitat Rovira i Virgili Researcher
iD icon Marcos Terradillos-Bernal Fundación Atapuerca Researcher
iD icon Marina Mosquera IPHES Researcher
iD icon Francesc Burjachs IPHES Researcher
iD icon Hugues-Alexandre Blain IPHES Researcher
iD icon Lucía López-Polín IPHES Researcher
iD icon Juan Ignacio Morales Universitat de Barcelona Researcher
iD icon Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo Universidad Complutense de Madrid Researcher
iD icon Marta Navazo Ruiz Universidad de Burgos Researcher