Calpe Conference to focus on Iberian Neanderthals
Iberian Neanderthals will be the focus of discussions at this year’s Calpe Conference, bringing together leading scientists from across the Iberian Peninsula to a meeting that will report on the latest research on the subject.
The conference coincides with the 95th anniversary of the discovery of the Neanderthal child’s skull from Devil’s Tower Rock Shelter, popularly known today as Flint.
The conference, organised by the Gibraltar Museum, will also commemorate the life’s work of the late Professor Ofer Bar-Yosef who was a renowned archaeologist who had dedicated a major part of his research to the study of the Neanderthals.
Professor Bar-Yosef was a guest speaker at the first Calpe Conference on Neanderthals, in 1998, and had returned to Calpe subsequently.
The Calpe Conference starts on Thursday, September 23 until Saturday, September 25 and will be held at the University of Gibraltar.
The conference is open to those who wish to attend, by prior registration and there will be strict adherence to current Covid-19 rules throughout, a spokesman for the organisers said.
To gain access to the venue, registration is required, and as in previous years, registration will be free for local residents wishing to attend.
A registration fee is payable for non-residents.
There will be a quota of delegates permitted within the premises and registrations will be treated on a “first-come” basis.
Further information may be obtained from the Gibraltar National Museum website at www.gibmuseum.gi/news/events, or on telephone (+350) 200 74289, Ext 233.