Paleolithic Arts in Northern Spain
  • The Digital Archive Project

    Cave Arts in Northern Spain
  • Introduction
  • Recent Research
  • Main characteristics
  • Rock Arts in Iberian Peninsula

    Caves in Asturias
  • Introduction
  • Peña de Candamo Cave
  • Lluera Cave
  • Tito Bustillo Cave
  • Buxu Cave
  • Pindal Cave
  • La Loja Cave

    Caves in Cantabria
  • Introduction
  • Chufín Cave
  • Altamira Cave
  • Hornos de la Peña Cave
  • Castillo Cave
  • Chimeneas Cave
  • Pasiega Cave
  • Las Monedas Cave
  • Santian Cave
  • El Pendo Cave
  • La Hasa Cave
  • Covalanas Cave
  • Pondra Cave

    Caves in Basque Country
  • Introduction
  • Venta de la Perra Cave
  • Arenaza Cave
  • Santimamiñe Cave
  • Ekain Cave

  • PhotoVR digital archiving project on
    Paleolithic Cave Arts in Northern Spain

    Takeo Fukazawa / Texnai, Inc.

    From March to July of 1998, under the supporting program by IPA (Information Technology Promotion Association), an agency of the Ministry of International Trades and Industries of Japan, Texnai and the Department of Historical Science of the University of Cantabria executed Photo VR shooting excursions in the Cantabrian region for the purpose of developing a PhotoVR mutimedia database "Paleolithic Cave Arts in Northern Spain".

    During the first two months, our cave shooting team mainly shot IPIX Spherical VR pictures in totally 22 caves in four provinces of this region such as Asturias, Cantabria, Viscaya, and Gipzcoa. At the same time, our mobil arts shooting team shot QTVR object movies of about 150 artifacts at each archeological museums located in Oviedo, Altamira, Santander, Bilbao and San Sebastian. Adding to this, spending another 1 month, we shot also many landscape outside those caves so that we may imagine the atomsphere where peoples were walking around in Paleolithic period.

    The database was originaly developed for Macintosh and some of the system are already installed at a couple of institute in Cantabrian regions.

    The database is now converted to Windows version and the DVD-ROM Edition is going to be released by On Demading Publishing. A part of the database is open to the public in this site, but if you like to see and know more about Paleolithic Arts in Cantabrian regions, we highly recommend you to obtain the DVD-ROM. DVD Online Catalog is here

    [photo above] Author shooting a spherical panorama in Tito Bustillo Cave, Asturias, Spain, Photographed by Roberto Cacho Toca,1998.

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