La Garma (Omoño, Cantabria, Spain) is a small elevation of 186 m above sea level in the eastern part of the Bay of Santander. This hill have one of the most spectacular archaeological sites of European prehistory, both for the relevance of some of its components, than the unusually wide and complete sequence of occupations documented, ranging from the Lower Paleolithic to the Middle Ages.

Although some sites of Mount of La Garma were already known for almost a century ago, the discovery of the large archaeological site is very recent. In 1991 two cave sites were casually found, La Garma A and Garma B. In 1995, a team from the University of Cantabria discovered during excavations the Lower Gallery, an impressive array of archaeological sites and manifestations of rock art from Upper Paleolithic. It should be noted the amount of evidences of structures of habitat (huts, holes, piles of bones), thousands of faunal remains and lithic and bone industry, as well as an extensive set of rock art that goes chronologically from the Solutrean to advanced Magdalenian times, in which  is highlighting the negative hands, paired fragments, series-dotted, red paintings of animals, quadrilateral signs and some engravings.




  Magdalenian structure

  Magdalenian floor

  Flint Dagger

   Palette knife