450,000 years ago, technological and subsistence advances could have helped to overcome climatic conditions marked by aridity and cold.

This expansion of the ecological niche of Europeans hominins from that date is related to more efficient technology and subsistence strategy.

This is stated in an article published in the Journal of Human Evolution and headed by members of the IPHES-CERCA and the URV.

The study is based on a new ecological model developed with amphibian and reptile data from Atapuerca and Orce, which has been extrapolated to other European sites.

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