Ice Age Cave Paintings Altamira Spain The Altamira paintings found in Northern Spain is presumed to be about 11,000-19,000 years old. It is supposed to have been painted by Magdalenian people between 16,000 and 9,000 BC. These paintings were first discovered by a Spanish archeologist named Don Marcelino.
The Caves of Altamira caves Spanish are famous for their rock paintings of the Upper Paleolithic depicting wild mammals and human hands. They are located near Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, 30 kilometers west of Santander. These caves were included among the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. In 2008 the name of the capital was changed from "Caves of Altamira" in "Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain" due to the addition of 17 other caves. (Jorge Escamilla)