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Podcast Episode 65: The Altamira Caves



Welcome back to Accessible Art History: The Podcast! In this episode of Unearthed, I'm discussing the incredible discovery of prehistoric paintings in the caves of Altamira, Spain! This helped to shape our understanding of prehistoric people and how the concept of art developed!


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Cover Image:

Bison painting on the cave roof

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Bison painting

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Modern interpretation of a bison from the cave

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons








Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola y Pedrueca

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Maria Sanz de Sautuola y Pedrueca

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Sources


https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/310/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_of_Altamira#Visitors_and_replicas


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/essential-timeline-understanding-evolution-homo-sapiens-180976807/


https://archaeology-travel.com/news/altamira-cave-re-open-for-visitors/


https://www.britannica.com/place/Altamira


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcelino_Sanz_de_Sautuola#Altamira_cave


https://www.bradshawfoundation.com/spain/altamira/index.php


Gardner’s Art through the Ages, 12th edition by Fred S. Kleiner



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