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La Haza (Ramales)  
    Horse   It is located in the Pando mountain a few kilometers far from the Ramales de la Victoria village some meters bellow Covalanas cave. Its paintings were located by Hermilio Alcalde del Rio and Lorenzo Sierra in September of 1903, during one of their investigation campaigns. In the decade of the 80s, a team leaded by Dr.Manuel R. González Morales, Dr. César González Sainz and Dr. Alfonso Moure Romanillo members of the Area of Prehistory of the Hitorical Science Department of the University of Cantabria restarted the study of the cave.

The entrance to the cave is sheltered. It is a small room no wider than four meters and six and a half meters long. The cave configuration when the cave was discovered was very different to the actual shape: it was a strongly partioned small room because of the presence of many columns. The works to lower the level of the ground smoothed this partition, making the access to the different panels easier.

In this ocasion and given the reduced dimensions of the decorated room, we can only find ten figures representing horses, goats and reindeers. There are scattered signs inside the cave, also. The techniques applied in the execution of the figures are linear trace, inkpad and even tints, all in red colour. It can be believed that the cave was decorated about 20.000 to 14.400 years ago.

Horse and reindeers
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