8 May - 28 June 2009. Caixa Catalunya presents an extraordinary exhibition of prehistoric human fossils from Spain's Sierra de Atapuerca karst sites. The thousands of fossils and stone tools, on display for the first time, are the oldest in Europe and provide evidence of human existence here some 1.5 million years ago. The particular grouping of human life found is known as the Hominia subtribe; of them two species are extinct. What is amazing to know is that the only extant species is Homo Sapiens. On a further fascinating and slightly chilling note, some of the fossils have cut-marks and fractures caused by stone tools, revealing that they were eaten by other humans. Sierra de Atapuerca is a paleontological and archaeological fount of priceless value and experts believe there to be copious treasures still waiting to be unearthed.
Mon-Fri: 10.00-20.00 Sat-Sun: 10.00-14.00 & 15.00-20.00
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Treasures of Atapuerca at Caixa Catalunya.
Caixa Catalunya, Sala Gaudí, La Pedrera de Caixa Catalunya. Passeig de Gràcia, 92. Barcelona. Tel: +34 902 400 973