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Venta de la Perra

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  • 15 photos (about1280x1000,1470x980/JPEG) and 1 variation (1470x980/JPEG).
  • Commentary by César González Sainz & Roberto Cacho Toca, Univ. of Cantabria.
  • Royality Free for private and educational use.
In this downloadable photo archives are contained 9 photos of Paleolithic cave art of Venta de la Perra cave with the archeological data and commentary as shown in this preview pages. Only the small sized reference images and a part of commentary are shown in this preview edition, but if you are interested to see more and to use these photos, please go to Kagi store and purchase the data package. Once payment has been made at the Kagi store, you will receive an e-mail containing the URL to download the data package. All photos that are contained in this package are ROYALITY FREE for private and educational use.

Venta de la Perra

Cueva de Venta de la Perra is situated in the gorge of the River Carranza, opposite the village of the same name, and right on the boundary between the provinces of Cantabria and Vizcaya. The wide Carranza valley joins the main valley of the River Asón through a narrow gap, containing in the distance of a kilometer, numerous Paleolithic sites located in the steep limestone slopes of both sides of the valley. The northern slope, where Venta de la Perra is located, has the greater number of sites, as the cave entrances face south and are more suitable for habitation. This is the explanation for the high proportion of sites with archaeological deposits or cave art, especially the caves of Arco A, Arco B-C and Pondra.



Apellániz, J. M. 1982. El arte prehistlico del Pais Vasco y sus vecinos. Desclée de Brouwer. Bilbao.

Beltrán, A. 1971. Los grabados de la cueva de Venta de la Perra y sus problemas. Munibe 23, 2/3, pp 387-398.

Ruiz Idarraga, R.; Apellániz, J. M. 1998-1999. Análisis de la forma y de la ejecución de las figuras grabadas de la cueva de Venta Laperra (Carranza, Bizkaia). Kobie XXV, pp 93-140.

Photographed by Takeo Fukazawa & Co-Project Team of Texnai Inc. and the University of Cantabria
Commentary by César González Sainz & Roberto Cacho Toca, Univ. of Cantabria

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