Type of site: Cave.
Municipality (Townland): Deba.
Territory (Province): Gipuzkoa.
Country: Basque Country.
Discovered by: Mikel Sasieta, Juan Arruabarrena.
Dig director: Xabier Peñalver.
Date: 2000 (ongoing).
During certain periods of the Upper Palaeolithic period, when much of the European mainland was covered in ice, many human settlements were located in low lying areas, sometimes close to the coast. Shown here are some of the most significant sites in Europe and in what is now the Basque Country. They include some of the many cave dwellings of the lower Deba river basin, among them Praileaitz I.