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Definition of Cave of Altamira

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This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.

Cave of Altamira

noun | Archaeoastronology

an archaeoastronological site south of Santander in Northern Spain discovered in 1879 featuring Palaeolithic rock paintings. 

Origin and etymology

  • The Cave of Altamira site received attention for its array of Palaeolithic rock paintings following its discovery in 1879, many of which have been interpreted as possessing religious motivation with some denoting astronomical connections. 
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