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History has always left us an infinity of legacies of different forms, archaeological, architectural, human remains or even caves among many others. And it is about caves that we will talk about in this post, especially about a cave in Spain that is giving a lot to talk about, the Aurea Cave in Cantabria.
Scientific researchers work has begun on this cavity found last March in the Deva river basin, where paintings with a good number of geometric figures, discs, points, spots and different signs in ocher and red colors have been discovered, which are presumably from the Paleolithic period.
So far, the scientific team performed a three-dimensional laser scan of the entire cavity, using the latest techniques in terms of creating plans with paintings, a technique called photogrammetry, which will allow you to have plans thanks to photographs. Likewise, other techniques such as microphotography have been used, with which inframilimetric resolutions are achieved, with which it is possible to see the smallest details of the pigment layer that is in the walls.
The team of researchers began work last week to begin an inventory of the paintings found in the cave and thus be able to determine the archaeological value of each one. In addition, as they have stated, there could be more caves in the area that could have been inhabited at some point in history.
As stated by the Minister of Culture of Cantabria, "It is a path of investigation that had not been taken into account at the moment and can become very important”. He also affirmed that the Cantabrian Government is waiting to receive a more detailed report to know what decisions are made regarding cultural value and also to the revitalization of the area where the Cueva Áurea is located. It has also calculated that it will take approximately a month to know the results of the investigation.
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For his part, the director of Prehistoric Caves of Cantabria, believes that the paintings found in this cave could go back further in time than those that were found in the Altamira Cave and wanted to remember that It is the first time that a cave in southern Cantabria with Paleolithic paintings, presumably pre-Magdalenian, has been discovered..
We will be attentive to everything that these investigations can give of themselves, because we will be able to configure that puzzle of history so difficult, especially in the case of such remote times in time.
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