Archaeological site(s) found in 1899 and located in the Sierra de Atapuerca
, a few miles east of Burgos in north central Spain. Excavated intensely since 1984, one site
, the Sima de los Huesos
(Pit of Bones),has yielded remains of at least 33 individuals assigned provisionally to archaic
Homo group status
, and dates to about 300kya; a second occupation cave site
a few hundred meters away, the Gran Dolina
, has produced pre-Acheulean tools
and the remains of at least four individuals, and dates to about 800kya. Aka
Cuerva Mayor, Galeréa.
See Juan Luis Arsuaga.