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Palaeolithic cave paintings found in Spain

At least 70 cave paintings depicting animals have been found in Spain’s Atxurra caves.

The paintings, which include those of bison, horses and goats, were discovered by archeologist Diego Garate at a depth of 300m in the Atxurra caves, around 50km from Bilbao.

The paintings are between 12,000 and 14,000 years old and depict traditional hunting scenes, including a bison pierced “with over 20 spears” – which marks the cave painting of a bison with the most spear marks in all of Europe.

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