2016
Sep 15
Review: ‘Finding Altamira’: A Prehistoric Discovery, Vehemently Disputed
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Continue reading the main storyShare This PageShareTweetPinEmailMore“Finding Altamira” — Hugh Hudson’s stately account of events surrounding the discovery of Paleolithic cave paintings in northern Spain in 1879 — addresses a fascinating chapter in archaeology. Marcelino de Sautuola was an amateur scientist who owned the property where the paintings were found. Though the cave itself was known, it was Marcelino’s young daughter, Maria, who first noticed the Stone Age renderings, largely of bison and other animals. Many call the Cave of Altamira, now a Unesco site, the Sistine Chapel of prehistory.
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