Atapuerca Archaelogical Deposits

We are talking about one of the most important archaeological and paleontological sites in the world as it has led us to rethink the evolution of our species to give a new vision to our family tree. Owing to all this Atapuerca was declared a World Heritage Site in 1997. Its deposits can be visited through the so-called Railway Trench in which various fossil sediments have been found; the “Abyss of the Elephant”, the “Gallery Complex”, and the “Great Doline” can be visited. Fossils of up to five different species which succeeded each other over time can be seen, of which the most important are Homo antecessor and Homo heidelbergensis as they have allowed the documenting of a long and significant period of the sequence of human evolution in Europe.


Coordinates: 42.349682,-3.519608