This Wednesday at 10 am in the morning, the paleontological site of Quibas, in Cañada de la Leña, Abanilla, will be visited by the archeologist co-director of the Atapuerca deposits, Eudald Carbonell.
For 15 days a multidisciplinary excavation team led by paleontologists Jordi Agustí and Pedro Piñero will be at the foot of the mountains discovering new fossils of animal origin that will be part of the list of the more than 70 different species found so far, and with an age that exceeds 1,000,000 years.
This site fills a gap between the Venta Micena (Orce, Granada) and Victoria Cave (Murcia) sites, thus providing new data of interest on the faunas at the quaternary base.
Quibas is on the same timeline as the Orce and Atapuerca deposits, in the absence of hominid remains.
However, this site has already provided great scientific data since its discovery in 1994.
The head of the Historical Heritage Service of the Region of Murcia, Gregorio Romero, will visit the site on Wednesday and will be able to count the initial works in which he collaborated with the first director of the excavation, Miguel Ángel Mancheño.
The site is currently working thanks to the financing of a grant provided by the Directorate General for Cultural Property and the collaboration of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the City of Abanilla, which provide logistical support, accommodation and maintenance to the group of specialists during the Bell.