In Memory of José Antonio Lasheras - 1956 - 2016

The Cave
The Cave Art
The Discovery
Altamira Spain Cave Art Paintings UNESCO World Heritage Site Palaeolithic Solutrean Magdalenean
The cave of Altamira, renowned for its Upper Palaeolithic paintings & charcoal drawings, is located near Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, northern Spain. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
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The rock art of Altamira was begun during the Aurignacian period, the first chapter of Upper Palaeolithic art in Europe. The art was created over a period of 20,000 years, between 35,559 and 15,204 cal BP.
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"Look, Papa, oxen!" - the words exclaimed by Maria, the daughter of Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola. He was a local resident and amateur archaeologist who had heard of the discovery & visited the cave in 1875.
The Archaeology of Altamira
Museo de Altamira
World Rock Art & Cave Paintings
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The research program 'The Times of Altamira' initiated by the Museum in 2003 to thoroughly examine the archaeology of Altamira, both inside and out, contributing to a new understanding of the Altamira Cave.
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The Museum of Altamira is a place devoted to learning about, enjoying & experiencing the life of those who painted and inhabited the cave of Altamira. It offers the possibility of knowing humanity's first art.
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Ancient rock art and cave paintings from around the world on the Bradshaw Foundation archive, dedicated to the study, research and preservation of early humankind’s artistic and cultural achievements.
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