Stone Age cave paintings that have been found in 11 caves in north Spain are believed to be more than 41,000-years old and must have been made by the Neanderthals who roamed Europe up until 30,000-years ago.
This has been reported in skynews dated 15th of June 2012.
In the opinion of Professor Joao Zilhao of the University of Barcelona, these Spanish works of art must have been creations of the Neanderthals
Till now, the oldest cave paintings were those which could be seen in the Chauvet Caves of France – these have been dated as between 32,000 to 37,000-years old.
However, the honor of being the oldest cave painting now gets transferred to the cave called the El Castillo in Spain – its age is rid 40,800-years.
There are 25 outlined handprints in a second cave – these could be aged 37,300-years. And – there are cave paintings of horses as well.
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