Introduction to a Spanish regional initiative to support young entrepreneurs:
In “Living Paleolithic” it is offered the opportunity to live an experience conceived as a Total Immersion in the Prehistory, in the contemplation of the landscapes and their fauna, entering in the daily living of the Prehistoric inhabitants, performing their activities and learning their hunting techniques and ways of life.
This project will give visitors the opportunity of understanding and seeing some of the animals that lived in Europe 10,000 years ago in an environment with an extraordinary natural wealth. This project also allows visitors to approach Prehistory, not only through its fossils or its replicas, but also directly through the protagonists of those ecosystems of the Upper Paleolithic.
The main objective is to study evolution by showing it in a different and attractive way by recreating the past through animals and prehistoric life form.
It is a project as pioneering as attractive: to create near the Atapuerca Archaeological Site (Burgos-Spain) a reserve of prehistoric animals and in danger of extinction that, in addition, can be visited.
Case study of young entrepreneurs receiving support in Burgos, Spain :
The project started with 12 horses in the town of Atapuerca (Burgos with little promotion. Subsequently the project received a grant from the Provincial Council of Burgos, and countries like Holland ceded bison to the project within a program of worldwide conservation of this species that are in danger of extinction and the visits began.
In addition and thanks to believe his project, in 2015, the director of the "Living Paleolithic" won the award "young entrepreneur"
The synergies with other regions can be very large, and the model of project can be taken as reference and adapt it to each territory in the same way that the African safaris were adapted to become prehistoric safaris
This past year more than 700 students have visited the prehistoric reserve and at Easter all the available tickets were sold with up to eight visits per day