of the Canary Islands
The Canarian aborigines were the only native people that inhabited the region of Macaronesia. Most of them lived in caves, although in Lanzarote and Gran Canaria emains of settlements have been found with an economy based on hunting and livestock farming, or in exceptional cases, agriculture. Native animals like goats and sheep played a key role in their subsistence, as in addition to cheese, butter and meat, they provided skins for clothing and bones for making tools.Los Guanches are an example of development in an extreme habitat, and thanks to the considerable legacy and archaeological record they have left behind them throughout their history, we have a very good idea of their heritage today.
Para verlas de cerca, puedes hacer una visita al Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre de Tenerife (Museo Arqueológico) donde encontrarás más de 140 restos embalsamados y 12 momias completas. Entre ellas, las más antiguas de las islas con más de 17 siglos de antigüedad.