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archaeologist , educator , prehistorian

Roberto Ontañón, Spanish archaeologist, prehistorian, educator. Achievements include discovery of The Lower Gallery of La Garma (Cantabria, Spain). One of the most important paleolithic sites in the world. A cave that preserve a huge Magdalenian settlement floor with structures and rock art.

Background

Ontañón, Roberto was born on February 26, 1965 in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. Son of Antonio Ontañón and Marta Peredo.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in History, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain, 2000.

Career

Researcher in maritime archeology National Museum of Maritime Archeology (Ministry of Culture of the Spanish Government), Cartagena, 1989—1990. Researcher prehistoric archeology National Center for Scientific Research. – Universités Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) et X (Nanterre), Paris, 2001—2003.

Researcher in prehistory University of Cantabria - Ministry of Education and Science of the Spanish Government, Santander, since 2003. Head archaeology department Council Culture, Government Cantabria.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of The Lower Gallery of La Garma (Cantabria, Spain). One of the most important paleolithic sites in the world. A cave that preserve a huge Magdalenian settlement floor with structures and rock art.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, literature, cinema, travel.

Connections

Married María Gómez-Quevedo, July 15, 1995. Children: Inés, Sol.

father:
Antonio Ontañón

mother:
Marta Peredo

spouse:
María Gómez-Quevedo

children:
Inés Ontañón

Sol Ontañón