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Altamira, Cantabria, Spain

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes Altamira cave, the first painted cave to be claimed as Palaeolithic. The cave's ceiling is painted with lifelike images of animals, mainly bison, in different postures, some ... More


Dating Magdalenian Art in North Spain: The Current Situation

César González Sainz

in Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199299171
eISBN:
9780191917714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199299171.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The graphic activity of Magdalenian human groups forms the most spectacular part of the archaeological record in Cantabrian Spain and, at the same time, represents probably the most expressive ... More


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