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SAUTUOLA (Marcelino Sanz de)
1831-1888

 

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.

 


 

  

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