Altamira is a Paleolithic cave located in Santillana del Mar (Cantabria region) in northern Spain, containing prehistoric paintings. The cave was inhabited for millennia and so, besides Paleolithic cave art, it contains remains of the daily activities of the prehistoric population. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

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  • c. 25000 BCE - c. 20000 BCE
    Altamira Cave: Gravettian occupations.
  • c. 19000 BCE - c. 15000 BCE
    Altamira Cave: Solutrean Period occupations.
  • c. 15000 BCE - c. 10000 BCE
    Altamira Cave: Magdalenian Period occupations.