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La Llosa (Obregón, Villaescusa)  
        This is a cavity of short development. It was known since several years because of the presence of materials from the upper Palaeolithic inside. In 1995, some evidences of parietal decoration were localized and next year , a team from the Historic Science Department of the University of Cantabria composed by C. González Sainz, R. Cacho Toca, E. Muñoz Fernández and R. Montes Barquín began the work to document the parietal art, and the study of the materials that were picked up from the surface.

During the first campaing, they realized the representations inventory, in which there are a line formed of red dots, a one possible quadrangular and remainings of a figure of that could represent a quadruped, made in red linear trace of outline. The bad conservation of the group difficults the identification of the figures, so the initial inventory suffered modifications when the final research was done. It is worth to attract attention about the presence of a panel 2 meters wide and 1 meter long, where multitude engraved lines in unique simple trace, simple repited and grooved get mixed, they could probably belong to several figures of animals.

These preliminary pieces of information obtained during the first campaign will be completed during the second one, which will be finished in 1997 and will consist, basically, of the detailed documentation and analysis of each figure, focusing specially on the identification of possible figues of animals in the engravings panel.

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