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El Pendo

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  • 12 photos(about1280x1000) and the 8 variations(1470x980/JPEG).
  • Commentary by César González Sainz & Roberto Cacho Toca, Univ. of Cantabria.
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In this downloadable photo archives are contained 9 photos of Paleolithic cave art of El Pendo 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.

El Pendo

Situated in the village of Escobedo de Camargo, near the present-day Bay of Santander, Cueva del Pendo is one of the classic Upper Paleolithic sites in the Cantabrian region. Its impressive archaeological deposit was dug by Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola at the end of the 19th Century, and archaeological digs have succeeded since then until the present time. Some of the more important digs were carried out by Jesús Carballo in the 1920s and 30s, when a magnificent collection of decorated bone and antler artifacts were recovered. These were of Magdalenian age, above all of the late Magdalenian, between 14,000 and 11,500 BP. Other important digs were carried out in the 1950s, and published some time later by J. González Echegaray.



Alcalde del Rio, H.; Breuil. H.; Sierra, L. 1911. Les cavernes de la region Cantabrique. Imprimerie Vve. A. Chéne, Monaco.

González Echegaray, J. et alii. 1980. El yacimiento de la cueva de "El Pendo" (Excavaciones 1953-57). Bibliotheca Praehistorica Hispana XVII, Madrid.

Montes Barquin, R. et alii. 1998. Cueva de El Pendo. Nuevas manifestaciones rupestres paleoliticas. Revista de Arqueologia 201, pp. 10 - 15.

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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