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    Art old as humanity! The Panel of Hands in Spain's El Castillo cave. One of the stencils has been dated to earlier than 37,300 years ago, and a red disk goes back at least 40,800 years, making them the oldest cave paintings in Europe. #ancient #art #archeology #shaman #cave #cavepainting #neanderthal #human #history #humanity #earth

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    The Panel of Hands, El Castillo Cave, Spain. A hand stencil has been dated to earlier than 37,300 years ago and a red disk to earlier than 40,600 years ago, making them the oldest cave paintings in Europe. Image courtesy of Pedro Saura from phys.org Jun 2013 Iberian paintings are Europe's oldest cave art, uranium-series dating study confirms Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-iberian-europe-oldest-cave-art.html#jCp

  • Teresa Erwin

    Prehistoric Cave painting | 35000 years ago | Ancient Art History

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This undated photo shows a detail of the 'Panel of Hands' in El Castillo Cave, Spain, showing red disks and hand stencils made by blowing or spitting paint onto the wall. A date from a disk shows the painting to be older than 40,800 years, making it the oldest known cave art in Europe. Pedro Saura/AAAS/AP