65,000-Year-Old Cave Paintings by Neanderthals in Spain May Be Oldest in the World

August 15, 2021

Red drawings found in the Caves of Ardales in Spain indicate prehistoric humans may have had a creative side. A scientific study, that’s been corroborated by the University of Barcelona and other European laboratories, says the red marks found inside this cave were actually an early recipe for paint. Neanderthals created these drawings about 65,000 years ago. Director of the prehistoric Cave of Ardales, Pedro Catalejo, says this may be “the oldest art in the world.”

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