Siega Verde

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Siega Verde
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Engravings of animals.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde Paleolithic Art
Location Salamanca Province, Spain Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 40°41′51″N 6°39′40″W / 40.6975°N 6.6611°W / 40.6975; -6.6611
Criteria i, iii
Reference 866
Inscription 2010 ( Session)
Siega Verde is located in Spain
Siega Verde
Location of Siega Verde

Siega Verde (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsjeɣa ˈβeɾðe]) is an archaeological site in the municipality of Villar de la Yegua, province of Salamanca, in Castile and León, Spain. It was added to the Côa Valley Paleolithic Art site in the World Heritage List in 2010.

The site consists of a series of rock carvings, discovered in 1988 by professor Manuel Santoja y Rosario Pérez, during an inventory campaign of archaeological sites in the valley of the Águeda river. Subjects include horses, goats, bulls and deer, among the most common ones, as well as bison, reindeer and the woolly rhinoceros, which were not yet extinct at the time.

The engravings date to the Gravettian culture of the Upper Palaeolithic (circa 20,000 years ago). There are also more recent, anthropomorphic representations, dating to the Magdalenian age (c. 12,000 years ago). There is a total of 94 panels, spanning some 3 kilometers of rock.


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Coordinates: 40°41′51″N 6°39′40″W / 40.6975°N 6.6611°W / 40.6975; -6.6611