by Katrin Hieke

Ice Age Europe Magazine 2018 published

Welcome to the second edition of the Ice Age Europe magazine! After the successful launch last year we are happy to present the new issue, which is again brimming with exciting contributions. The magazine showcases the many activities taking place in research and conservation, exhibition, education and communication at each of the Ice Age Europe member sites.

In addition, we are pleased to present two special guest contributions: The first by Paul Pettitt, University of Durham, gives a brief overview of a groundbreaking discovery, which proved in February 2018 that the Neanderthals were the first cave artists before modern humans. The second by Nuria Sanz, director of UNESCO in Mexico and general coordinator of the HEADS programme, reports on the new initiative for a serial transnational nomination of Neanderthal sites as World Heritage, for which this network laid the foundation.

The magazine is available online to view on ISSUU or to download >> here.

We hope you enjoy reading! 



5 Years Ice Age Europe – Network of Heritage Sites
Katrin Hieke, Network Office / Gerd-Christian Weniger, Lead Partner Neanderthal Museum, Germany


The character of Neanderthal art
Paul Pettitt / University of Durham, UK

The cave of Altamira in third dimension: to investigate, disseminate and preserve in 3D
Carmen de las Heras / Museum of Altamira, Spain

Beyond Arkeologi Museoa and Santimamiñe. Research on Ice Age sites in Biscay (Basque Country) 
Diego Garate, Iñaki García Camino / Ca ves of Santimamiñe and Bizkaia Museum of Archaeology, Spain

The Vanguard Cave Child. Third Neanderthal fossil discovered in Gibraltar’s new World Heritage Site
Francisco Giles Guzmán, Tyson Lee Holmes / The Gibraltar Museum, Gibraltar, UK

25 years of successful excavation and research in Schöningen
Jordi Serangeli / paläon – Research and Experience Centre Schöningen Spears, Germany

Raising the awareness of cave conservation while staging performing arts underground 
Nick Powe / Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, UK


Happy tenth birthday, Ekainberri! 
Team of Ekainberri / Ekainberri – The Replica of the Ekain Cave, Spain

Happy birthday! The 110th anniversary of the discovery of the la Chapelle skeleton. A temporary exhibition, July to September 2018 
Véronique Simbille / The Museum of Neanderthal Man La Chapelle aux Saints, France

Evolution from a gender based per spective. A traveling exhibition for vindicating the role of women in human evolution 
Joseba Rios-Garaizar, Chitina Moreno-T orres / Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), Spain

Two million years of migration 
Melanie Wunsch / Neanderthal Museum, Germany

Fossil remains of the Pleistocene animals e xposed in Krapina
Jurica Sabol / Krapina Neanderthal Museum, Croatia


Lights! Prehistory! Action! Focusing on Prehistory: the first movie makers 
Anita Gubbiotti, Barbara Bussola, Niccolò Camilloni / Fumane Cave, Italy

Drawing prehistory: a contribution to The First Movie Makers project 
Anita Gubbiotti, Barbara Bussola, Niccolò Camilloni, Chiar a Zen / Fumane Cave, Italy

Murder at MUSE?
Elisabetta Flor, Samuela Caliari, Elisa Casati, Rossella Duches, Massimiliano Tardio, Stefania Tarter / MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, Italy

Archaeological depots and professions unveiled at the Préhistomuseum
Cécile Jungels / Préhistomuseum, Belgium

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 at Isturitz & Oxocelhaya
Joëlle Darricau / Isturitz, Oxocelhaya and Erberua Caves, France


Caves and Ice Age Art of the Swabian Jura. The new UNESCO World Heritage
Stefanie Kölbl / Museum of Prehistory Blaubeuren, Germany & Ewa Dutkiewicz / Archaeopark Vogelherd, Germany

Transnational Serial Nomination of European Neanderthal Sites for the UNESCO World Heritage List 
Nuria Sanz / UNESCO Mexico, Mexico

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