CENIEH (CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN SOBRE LA EVOLUCIÓN HUMANA) the is a public research centre belonging to the national Unique Science & Technology Infrastructures (ICTS in Spanish initials).
It is open to scientific and technological use for the national and international scientific and technological community. Its research activities are mainly on human evolution during the Late Neogene and Quaternary, and include collaborative projects at excavations and deposits of these periods worldwide. Special attention is given to reaching society by awareness raising and knowledge transfer.
In addition, CENIEH is responsible for the conservation, restoration, management and the recording of archaeological and paleontological collections, in particular from Atapuerca.