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Cuncaicha2015Kurt Rademaker of the Northern Illinois University conducted archaeological field work in the Peruvian rock shelter site of Cuncaicha as part of his former DFG Center fellowship. Evidence for human occupation in Cuncaicha, located in the high in Andes, goes back to the terminal Pleistocene, approximately 12,400 years ago, making it one of the earliest in the continent.

Image: excavation work outside of the Cuncaicha shelter (copyright Kurt Rademaker 2015).



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    A new research article by DFG Center’s Fellow Lumila Menéndez and colleagues uses cranial data from early Holocene Pampas samples in order to inform the...

  • 27 March 2017

    New open position at the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment. Position description: Fachinformatiker/in Systemintegration. All the details are provided in the PDF file...

  • 10 March 2017

    The third annual symposium of the DFG Center for Advanced Studies will be held on November 3rd – 5th at the Alte Aula in Tübingen....