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Location: Spain         Length: 30 min


The gently rolling hills of the Sierra de Atapuerca in Spain hold many limestone caves used by humans for almost one million years. Using lots of computer 3D graphics, this documentary brings us face to face with discoveries made over the last twenty years at archaeological sites there. These discoveries include a remarkable group of 30 individuals who lived 400,000 years ago. The Atapuerca has yielded the oldest human fossils in Europe and is the only place in the world where human life is evidenced continuously over the last million years.


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A film by Javier Trueba Copyright 2002 by Madrid Scientific Films



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Atapuerca (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Gran Dolina (

A New Species? (Mark Rose, Archaeology Magazine)