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Cave paintings more than 20,000 years old found in Deba (Gipuzkoa)

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posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 02:15 PM
10 October 09
A group of archaeologists working in the Astigarraga cave in Deba have uncovered the oldest cave paintings discovered in Gipuzkoa to date. Dating back between 20,000 and 22,000 years, the markings represent a group of 16 "paired fragments" in red.

Doctor of History and expert in cave paintings, Marcos García Díez, speaking during a conference with press, stressed that this was one of the most important discoveries made in the Basque Country since the discovery of the Altxerri cave in Aia and Ekain in Deba, and highlighted the archeological "potential" of the site.

García Díez insisted that, although the images, discovered in August, do not have "much visual impact", their importance lies in the fact that the "paired fragments" - "very rare in cave art" - are binding proof that they were painted in the Upper Paleolithic age and, more specifically, during the Solutrean era, of which they are typical.

Looking forward to more pictures, haven't been able to find any with the exception of the one above.


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