Sautuola a prominent Spanish landowner,
fond of archaeology, discovered Altamira cave (near Santander in the north of
Spain). Together with his daughter Maria he found there picturesque
Palaeolithic depictions. In 1880 Sautuola published "Short notes concerning
some prehistoric subjects in Santander province". But, unfortunately, scientists
accepted the authenticity of the paintings, found by him, only after his death.