The IPHES begins the series of videos ArqueoSnacks to clarify doubts about the research in archaeology and human evolution

Can be viewed on the YouTube channel of this research centre

The initiative has arisen to provide answers to the questions of the students and the public who are interested in the archaeological sites where this Institute is working.

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“Atapuerca and the earliest prehistoric human settlement of Europe” and “Atapuerca and the canibalism during the Prehistory” are the first two videos of the series ArqueoSnacks that has begun to realize the IPHES (Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution) to publicize, through short audiovisual (less than 5 minutes, in principle) aspects related to the archaeological sites and the research being carried out.

Each video is structured on a format question-answer. Is formulated a question and researchers and experts in each field give a reasoned synthetically response.

The ArqueoSnacks’ idea is for the archaeologist and researcher of IPHES Josep Maria Vergès : “It came to me to the need of audio-visual resources that could make it through a wide distribution network, which allows answering questions often posed by students or people visiting the sites or interested in our research”, he said.

We has opted for the short format in order to make them dynamic and achieve a good reception by consumers of culture through mobile devices, something that hardly can be achieved with long documentaries. “Hence your name, ArqueoSnacks, because we intend it as a cookie, candy, anything you eat between meals (that would be the documentaries) to make you spend your appetite, while your walking or do anything else, without having to sit at the table”, points out Josep Maria Vergès.

The first two videos, available on channel of the IPHES at YouTube (IPHES Comunicació), have been co-financed by the FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología) and the Atapuerca project. There have been two versions: one in Spanish and the other in English. The company responsible for the realization of the videos has been Rockinshoe.

The Directione has been in charge of Josep Maria Vergès and have contributed different researchers at the IPHES  and URV ( Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona): Eudald Carbonell, Palmira Saladié, Patricia Martin, Andreu Ollé Isabel Cáceres, Marina Mosquera, Rosa Huguet and Antonio Rodriguez, and Jose Maria Bermudez de Castro of CENIEH (National Research Center for Human Evolution).