The Time Cave – Atapuerca

1 Client: 

Atapuerca Foundation

2 Situation: 

The aim was to promote the knowledge gained from, and the interpretation of the important discoveries that have been unearthed at the Atapuerca Montains through the use of innovative technologies.

3 Solution: 

Virtualware developed a complex stereoscopic installation in challenging conditions inside the actual Compressor cave. The 3D application enables the public to travel back in time – “a journey to the past” – and live out scenes from thousands of years ago. Visitors discover, by means of a 3D animation, how our ancestors went about their daily lives and how they communicated with each other over 4 periods of human evolution: Homo antecessor, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens.

4 Results: 

The project was part of the V-MusT.net, the EU Network of Excellence whose principal objective is to help the museum sector innovate through using new technologies and Virtual Reality in order to create added value experiences for the visitor.