Un proyecto para la creación de un centro de interpretación paleontológica y arqueológica en Tamajón (Guadalajara, España)

  1. F. Barroso-Barcenilla 1
  2. J. Audije-Gil 1
  3. M. Berrocal-Casero 1
  4. P.M. Callapez 2
  5. S. Fernández-Carenas 1
  6. S. Ozkaya de Juanas 1
  7. V.F. dos Santos 3
  8. M. Segura 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Alcalá

    Universidad de Alcalá

    Alcalá de Henares, España

    ROR https://ror.org/04pmn0e78

  2. 2 Universidade de Coimbra

    Universidade de Coimbra

    Coímbra, Portugal

    ROR https://ror.org/04z8k9a98

  3. 3 Universidade de Lisboa

    Universidade de Lisboa

    Lisboa, Portugal

    ROR https://ror.org/01c27hj86

El Patrimonio Geológico: Una nueva visión de la tierra
  1. Esther Martín González
  2. Juan J. Coello Bravo
  3. Juana Vegas Salamanca

Publisher: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

ISBN: 978-84-9138-082-5

Year of publication: 2019

Pages: 257-262

Type: Book chapter


Over the past few years, several palaeontological and archaeological findings of great scientific and educational relevance have contributed to enrich the exceptional natural heritage of Tamajón (Guadalajara, Spain). These new discoveries have motivated the creation of a multidisciplinary team at the University of Alcala, along with the collaboration of specialists from other institutions. This team, coordinated with the local Council and the Deputation of Guadalajara, is designing the “Palaeontological and Archaeological Interpretation Centre of Tamajón” (CIPAT), where the students and the general public, through the exposition and didactic areas, can have access to the past of the region. The Palaeontological Area, will explore the diversity of the coastal and the marine life that dominated the region during the Upper Cretaceous, highlighting crocodylomorphs, dinosaurs and fishes (identified by their ichnites), and the fossil remains of plants and invertebrates. The Archaeological Area will be focused on the Upper Palaeolithic throughout the discovery of human remains (neanderthals and sapiens), their artefacts and the fauna they cohabitated with during the last glaciation. Moreover, in the Didactics Area innovative educational activities will be developed as part of the objectives and purpose of the future Interpretation Centre.