The most relevant findings from the site of Atapuerca calling at Santander in the hand of the exhibition ‘Atapuerca and human evolution’, a retrospective organized by the Junta de Castilla y Leon Spain Fund sponsorship and in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport, Government of Cantabria.


The exhibition ‘Atapuerca and human evolution’ brings reconstructions of the most important pieces found in the Gran Dolina and Sima de los Huesos and may visit between 23 September and 12 November in the Exhibition Hall of The Old Market Santander.
This year, the shows ‘Atapuerca and human evolution’ has toured the cities of Paris, Barcelona and Gijón with great public success, a fact which is expected to repeat in Santander. Three lectures and workshops on archeology, paleontology and rock art make up the program of parallel activities.

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‘Atapuerca and human evolution’, under the direction of Professor Juan Luis Arsuaga, co-director of the Atapuerca Research Team, about visitor characteristics paleoanthropological one of the sites in the world, declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Atapuerca human fossils recovered constitute 85% of global fossil record of Middle Pleistocene period. Each new excavation also endorses this site as one of the most important settlement areas for the first Europeans.
Information obtained from www.cantabriarural.com