Atapuerca

Pleistocene-Holocene sites located in the Sierra deAtapuerca, near the city of Burgos.

Settlements of Homo sp., Homo antecessor, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens.

 

 

A complex of numerous sites formed in a karst cave system during the Pleistocene period. The most important cavities are:

  • Gran Dolina
  • Conjunto de la Covacha de los Zarpazos-Galería
  • Tres Simas
  • Sima del Elefante
  • Sima de los Huesos
  • Cueva Fantasma
  • Portalón de la Cueva Mayor
  • Cueva Mirador

Finally, open-air sites situated in the vicinity of the Sierra de Atapuerca are being explored.