General Information

Wendel Collection


Site Name
: Altamira

Source: Donation

Copyright Holder(s): Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann, Germany

 

Cave Map

Linked Files / Pages

Multimedia Files:

Linked Pages:
MultiView of Cola de Caballo
MultiView of Sala de las pinturas I
MultiView of Sala de las pinturas II

Index:


Additional Content

With the discovery of the cave art of Altamira the discussion about the existence of Ice Age cave art began, which only decades later led to the acceptance of Altamira as an authentic example. Already in the entrance area the ceiling is covered in multicoloured paintings of bisons. But horses and deer were also painted and engraved.
Style III/IV (19 000-11 500 BP)