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Atapuerca archaeological site
Atapuerca archaeological site
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Archaeological Site of Atapuerca is a World Heritage Site in the Atapuerca Mountains, in the province of Burgos, the autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain.

The archaeological site of Atapuerca has yielded remains of ancient hominids and humans. Some of these date back over a million years. The site stand as an exceptional pool of information for better research and understanding of ancient humans.

Among the discoveries at Atapuerca included the oldest hominid skull in Europe. From the excavations conducted here, scientists have a better understanding of the type of people who were living in the area.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Archaeological Site of Atapuerca was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee in Cairns, Australia, on 27 November - 2 December, 2000.

Location: N42 22 17 W3 32 50
Inscription Year: 2000
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, V
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