42,000 year old Neanderthal cave paintings oldest found yet

Tom Worden
Daily Mail
February 8, 2012

The world’s oldest works of art have been found in a cave on Spain’s Costa del Sol, scientists believe.

Six paintings of seals are at least 42,000 years old and are the only known artistic images created by Neanderthal man, experts claim.

Professor Jose Luis Sanchidrian, from the University of Cordoba, described the discovery as ‘an academic bombshell’, as all previous art work has been attributed to Homo sapiens.

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