The steep limestone cliffs on the eastern side of the Rock of Gibraltar contain four caves with archaeological and paleontological deposits that provide evidence of Neanderthal occupation over a span of more than 100,000 years. This exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Neanderthals is seen notably in evidence of the hunting of birds and marine animals for food, the use of feathers for ornamentation and the presence of abstract rock engravings. Scientific research on these sites has already contributed substantially to debates about Neanderthal and human evolution. 

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Gorham's Cave Complex

DATA

Region
Europe
Country
UK and Ireland 
Category
Cultural
Name
Gorham's Cave Complex
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)
Year of Registered
2016
Keyword
Cave, Registered in 2016