Hugo Obermaier

Obermaier, Hugo

 

Born Jan. 29, 1877, in Regensburg; died Nov. 12, 1946, in Fribourg, Switzerland. German archaeologist and Catholic priest.

From 1900 to 1909, Obermaier lived in Vienna and conducted research on the Old Stone Age. He worked at the Institute of Human Paleontology in Paris from 1910 to 1914, and from 1914 to 1936 he studied Paleolithic remains in Spain and other countries. In 1937 he became a professor of prehistory at the University of Fribourg.

One of the outstanding scholars of the Paleolithic, Obermaier excavated numerous Paleolithic caves and habitation sites. He devoted a number of books to Paleolithic art. For its time, his book Prehistoric Man (translated from German, 1913) was an important general research work on the archaeology of the Stone Age.

WORKS

Fossil Man in Spain. London, 1925.
The Cave of Altamira. Madrid, 1935. (With H. Breuil.)
Las pinturas rupestres de la Cueva Remigia. Madrid, 1936. (With J. Porcar and H. Breuil.)
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The IPH enrolled as professors two rising catholic scholars in the field of prehistory, the French Henri Breuil and the German Hugo Obermaier (18771946), both of whom were trained naturalists and Catholic priests (Hurel 2007b).
L'abbe Hugo Obermaier, sa chaire de l'Institut de paleontologie humaine et les fouilles du Castillo.
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Discovered a few years earlier by the Spanish investigators Hermilio Alcalde del Rio and Lorenzo Sierra, this cave was being excavated by Breuil's German colleague, Hugo Obermaier, with Breuil's collaboration and thanks to the sponsorship of Prince Albert I of Monaco.
and his friend" (CUL-BP, Box 1, Miles Burkitt to his parents, 2-5-1913); the former referred to Hugo Obermaier and the latter possibly referred to paul Wenert.
Hugo Obermaier, el gran prehistoriador de la primera mitad del siglo XX, fundador del Seminario de Historia Primitiva del Hombre en la Universidad Complutense e introductor en Espana de la Prehistoria cientifica.
En su vida, por vocacion, quiso seguir la trayectoria de Hugo Obermaier, lo que le llevo a querer ser el "continuador", si se sabe entender de forma figurada, de la labor de dicho gran prehistoriador.