We support the network in its important efforts to protect, research and disseminate our European Ice Age heritage:
The Neanderthaler-Gesellschaft e.V. aims to maintain and support the national and international cultural heritage of Neanderthal man. The society is also present in the Neanderthal Museum Foundation, which supports the museum.
NESPOS is an open source information platform about Pleistocene humans, providing detailed information about important sites, their analytical results, archaeological findings and a selection of literary quotes. Moreover it is a repository where archaeologists and paleoanthropologists can exchange their research results and ideas by a protected Wiki-based collaboration platform with a continuously growing sample of 3D scanned human fossils and artefacts.
Prehistoric Rock Art Trails - A Network of Archaeological Sites for Cooperation in the Framework of European Cultural Tourism.
The Council of Europe’s recognition of over a hundred visitable sites with Prehistoric Rock Art as a European Cultural Route in May 2010 was the acknowledgement of Europe’s Prehistory as a cultural resource of the first order, particularly its most significant expression, the art produced on cave walls and stones. In this way, European Prehistoric Rock Art has joined a select group of European cultural networks and routes distinguished for their cultural and tourism values and, above all, because they are a point of reference in the common history of European people.
The European Cultural Route "Prehistoric Rock Art Trails" (www.prehistour.eu) offers 120 great Archaeological and Rock Art sites with the main scientific, cultural, artist and archaeological interest. All these sites (caves, rock-shelters, rock outcrops, museums, interpretation centres, archaeological & cultural parks…) are opened to the knowledge and the enjoyment of the European and World society.
Currently, more than 1.5 million visitors come each year to the places where the first inhabitants of Europe produced their transcendental rock art, an art full of symbolism motivated by religious belief and full of references to Nature, forming the first Cultural Landscapes of Europe.