La Pasiega 2013

La Pasiega consists of several galleries, A, B, C and D.  The majority of the images in the cave of La Pasiega were created using a red pigment although some images are rendered in yellow, black or brown pigments.  Currently only four radiocarbon dates have been carried out in La Pasiega for two images, Ibex 67 and Bison 88, from Gallery C, sectors C7 and C8 respectively (González Sainz, C. 2007 )..  The dates for the Ibex have a 95% chance of being between 17157-16555 BP and 17560-16630 BP, while those for the Bison range between  14509-13408 BP and 15146-14023 BP.  This places the painting within the middle to upper Magdalenian.

Acoustic testing carried out in Gallery A took place along a passage which has been described as “a paradigm of Cantabrian art in the Solutrian-early Magdalenian period. ” The images below are from this area of the cave system.  All photographs were taken by Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos.

La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

On the left the back of an animal in red, centre image of a black outline of a horse facing th eleft and above this a black horse head facing right in La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

On the left the back of an animal in red, centre image of a black outline of a horse facing the left and above this a black horse head facing right in La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

A horse facing an Aurochs with a geometric design visible above the aurochs' back La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

A horse facing an Aurochs with a geometric design visible above the aurochs’ back La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

Red geometric design above the back of the aurochs in La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

Red geometric design above the back of the aurochs in La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

Horse in red pigment from La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

Horse in red pigment from La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

Deer in first Sanctuary of Gallery A in La Pasiega

Deer in first Sanctuary of Gallery A in La Pasiega

Deer in Gallery A first sanctuary, La Pasiega

Deer in Gallery A first sanctuary, La Pasiega

Deer in red pigment, La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

Deer in red pigment, La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

Bison in red pigment La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

Bison in red pigment La Pasiega Gallery A First Sanctuary

Natural formation in the shape of a bird with painted legs in La Pasiega Gallery B second sanctuary

Natural formation in the shape of a bird with painted legs in La Pasiega Gallery B second sanctuary

Red marks in La Pasiega Gallery B second sanctuary

Red marks in La Pasiega Gallery B second sanctuary

Abstract motifs in La Pasiega Gallery B second sanctuary

Abstract motifs in La Pasiega Gallery B second sanctuary

Outline of a deer in Black, La Pasiega Gallery B second sanctuary

Outline of a deer in Black, La Pasiega Gallery B second sanctuary

red dots in La Pasiega Gallery B second sanctuary

red dots in La Pasiega Gallery B second sanctuary

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