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5,000 cave paintings found in Mexico

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Archaeologists working in Mexico have found 4,926 well-preserved cave paintings at 11 sights in the north-eastern region of Burgos.

The area in which they were found was previously thought not to have been inhabited by ancient cultures.

The paintings suggest that at least three groups of hunter-gatherers dwelled in the San Carlos mountain range.

Experts have not yet been able to date the paintings, but hope to chemically analyse their paint to find out their approximate age.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: INAH – Mexico

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