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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Atapuerca Caves in Spain

In the late 19th century, a railway cutting driven through the Atapuerca Mountains in Spain led to the discovery of the ancient limestone caves near Burgos. After several excavations during the 20th century, a student made a startling discovery at the Atapuerca Caves in Spain . A human jawbone buried neatly in the caves gave way to the significance of Atapuerca.

Located in the Atapuerca Mountains, a spectacular cave system near the Spanish town of Ibeas de Juarros and Atapuerca, has provided paleontologists with an extensive fossil record of the first human beings in Western Europe. The fossils found have provided incalculable amounts of information regarding the appearance of our ancestors, more than one million years ago.

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