El mundo de Atapuerca
The World of Atapuerca | Plaza & JanÃ©s/PRH, 2004
But Atapuerca is much more than that. To begin with, Atapuerca is not the name of a site, but rather of a mountain that contains many sites. It is a bin of bins. And itâ€™s not just any old place, it has been inscribed in the World Heritage list, and therefore belongs to all humanity. The Sierra de Atapuerca, in addition, has a skin, its landscape, which has been worn by geological and biological agents and human activity over a very long period of time. This activity includes the work of researchers, which has altered, recently but significantly, its appearance.
So Atapuerca is a condenser of history, with an inside and an outside. In other words, Atapuerca is an accumulator of histories, in the plural. Histories which have been collected and told by Juan Luis Arsuaga and his collaborators Alfonso Esquivel and Milagros Algaba, and delicately illustrated by Fernando Fueyo. And which constitute a territory of imagination and fantasy.