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Photo Archives: Paleolithic Art in Northern Spain

La Pasiega I, Gallery A, B

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  • 31 photos(about1280x1000/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 31 photos of Paleolithic cave art of La Pasiega I, Gallery A, B 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.

La Pasiega Cave

The cave system of La Pasiega is situated on the steep hillside of Monte Castillo, half way between the decorated caves of Las Chimeneas and Las Monedas, and therefore also very near to Cueva de El Castillo. It was discovered in 1911 by the German archaeologists Hugo Obermaier and Paul Wernet, who were then taking part in the major excavations in the vestibule at El Castillo. The cave art inside La Pasiega, which turned out to be one of the most important decorated sites in the Cantabrian region, was then studied by the team of H. Breuil, H. Obermaier and H. Alcalde del Rio, and magnificently published in 1913.



Balbin Behrmann, R. de, y González Sainz, C. 1993. Nuevas investigaciones en la cueva de La Pasiega (Puente Viesgo, Cantabria). Boletin del Seminario de Estudios de Arte y Arqueologia, LIX, pp 9-38.

Breuil, H.; Obermiaer, H. y Alcalde del Rio, H. 1913. La Pasiega á Puente Viesgo (Santander) (Espagne). Institut de Paléontologie Humaine. Imp. Vve. A. Chêne, Monaco.

Leroi-Gourhan, A. 1965. Prehistoire de l'Art occidental. L. Mazenod, Paris (2nd ed. 1971).

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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