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Grottes Isturitz et Oxocelhaya

Ubicada en los Pirineos occidentales, en el corazón de la zona de paso y de contacto entre Aquitania y la cornisa vasco-cantábrica, la gruta de Isturitz ha entregado un relevante conjunto arqueológico cubriendo el Paleolítico medio y la totalidad del Paleolítico superior.

Muchos vestigios demostran unas significadas ocupaciones aurignacienas que representan  más particularmente todas las fases antiguas de este tecno-complejo. Haremos en este artículo una corta síntesis de los principales datos que hacen de esta gruta de Isturitz un emplazamiento clave para su estudio.

 

Las Cuevas : informacións y Tarifas

> Descargar nuestra documentación « LAS CUEVAS PREHISTÓRICAS DE ISTURITZ & OXOCELHAYA » (PDF)

> Descargar los Precios 2014 (PDF)

 

Científico Informacións

> Conferencia « DIVERSIDAD CULTURAL DE LA CUEVA DE ISTURITZ DURANTE EL PALEOLÍTICO SUPERIOR » (PDF)

Grottes Isturitz et Oxocelhaya

From 1913 through the present day, the superimposed caves of Isturitz, Oxocelhaya and Erberua have been inexhaustible sources of knowledge about humans from Neanderthals to Homo sapiens as long ago as 80,000 years.

Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, the three caves have attracted experts from diverse backgrounds interested in the Upper Palaeolithic (between approximately 45,000 and 10,000 years ago) layers.

Through their various specialisations, archaeologists have helped to paint a portrait of:
- Daily life during that 30,000-year period : hunting site, gathering place, prehistoric socialisation, prehistoric economics and much more.
- Mobile art: 3,000 sculptures, etchings, decorated antler and bone tools and an impressive series of ornamental objects (pierced teeth; stone beads of talc, amber, lignite, etc.; and beads made of bone, ivory and shell amongst other items).
- Parietal art: Isturitz features a bas-relief pillar and deep etchings depicting cervids, wolverines and other subjects, whilst the cave walls in Oxocelhaya boast etched bison and horses.

A visit to the caves and museum at the site highlights all of these various elements and showcases the immense wealth and long existence of humanity… Even today, numerous researchers are busy at the caves including archaeologists and geologists as well as visual artists, acoustics specialists and musicians seeking inspiration for their contemporary research and creation.

The CAVES : informations and Prices

Download our documentation « PREHISTORIC CAVES OF ISTURITZ & OXOCELHAYA » (PDF)

> Download our PRICES-2014

Joëlle Darricau : Tourism Conception

> Cultural Intuition (PDF)
> Site’s spirit (PDF)
> Interview (PDF)

Scientifics Informations

> The Conference « THE DIVERSITY OF THE CULTURES OF THE ISTURITZ CAVE DURING THE UPPER PALEOLITHIC » (PDF)
> The decorated caves of Gaztelu hill – Diego Garate (PDF)
> Summary of recent discoveries of parietal and mobile art at Isturitz cave (Pyrénées-Atlantiques): 1996/2009 – Aude Labarge (PDF)

Networks

> INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON PREHISTORY IN SHOW CAVES – CREDO (PDF)
> Pyrenean History (PDF)

Grottes Isturitz et Oxocelhaya

Mendebaldeko Pirinioetan kokatua, Akitania eta eusko-kantabriar erlaitzaren arteko pasaia eta harreman gunearen erdi erdian, Isturitzeko harpeak arrasto arkeologiko ohargarriak ekarri dizkigu, paleolito ertaina eta goipaleolito osoa estaltzen dutena.

Arrasto askok Aurignac-aldiko okupazio garrantzitsuak frogatzen dituzte, eta tekno-konplexu honi lotuak diren antzinako fase guziak erakustera ematen. Artikulu honetan on-dorio nagusien bilduma bat aurkezten dizuegu, ondorio hauek adierazten dute Isturitzeko harpearen premia ikerketari dagokionez.

Traduction: T. LEKUMBERRI

 

> Isturitze eta Otsozelaiko Harpeak (PDF)

> Prezioak 2014

> ISTURITZEKO LEIZEZULOKO KULTURA ANIZTASUNA GOI PALEOLITOAN ZEHAR(PDF)