Decision : CONF 204 X.C.1
The Archaeological Site of Atapuerca (Spain)

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.


 Decisions Report
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Spain
Year: 2000
Decision Code: CONF 204 X.C.1