January 25, 2022 4:50 pm

Emiliano Aguirre, father of the excavations in Atapuerca, dies

Yesterday he passed away at 96 Emiliano Aguirre, the first scientist to intuit the importance of the Atapuerca deposits.

The world of paleontology and different authorities of Castilla y León have lamented through social networks the death of the father of the Burgos deposits of Atapuerca, of whom they have highlighted his eternal legacy, his tenacity and his ability to work as a team.

A life dedicated to science

The paleontologist, born in Ferrol in 1926, with a degree in Philosophy, Natural Sciences, Theology and a Ph.D. in Sciences, began organizing systematic excavations in this area in 1976.

Although he retired from the front line, he always remained linked to science and the excavations of Atapuerca

Received the Prince of Asturias for Scientific and Technical Research in 1998 and was responsible for the decision to appoint a trio of co-directors for the sites, at which point they took over Eudald Carbonell, José María Bermúdez de Castro and Juan Luis Arsuaga.

Although he retired from the front line, he always remained linked to science and the excavations of Atapuerca.

In fact, at this moment, the Atapuerca Foundation is advancing in a project to adapt a property annexed to its headquarters so that it can house, among other contents, a collection of documents provided by Aguirre.

Reference-www.agenciasinc.es

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