Property: The Archaeological Site of Atapuerca
Id. N°: 989
State Party: Spain
Criteria: C (iii) (v)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (v):
Criterion (iii): The earliest and most abundant evidence of humankind in Europe is to be found in the caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca.
Criterion (v): The fossil remains in the Sierra de Atapuerca constitute an exceptional reserve of information about the physical nature and the way of life of the earliest human communities in Europe.
The Committee noted the change of name of the property from Archaeological Site of the Sierra de Atapuerca, in the Municipalities of Atapuerca and Ibeas de Juarros (Burgos) to The Archaeological Site of Atapuerca.