Red dots, hand stencils and animal figures represent the oldest examples yet found of cave art in Europe.

The symbols on the walls at 11 Spanish locations, including the World Heritage sites of Altamira, El Castillo and Tito Bustillo have long been recognised for their antiquity.But researchers have now used refined dating techniques to get a more accurate determination of their ages.One motif – a faint red dot – is said to be more than 40,000 years old.
“In Cantabria, [in] El Castillo, we find hand stencils that are formed by blowing paint against the hands pressed against the wall of a cave,” explained Dr Alistair Pike from Bristol University, UK, and the lead author on a scholarly paper published in the journal Science .

“We find one of these to date older than 37,300 years on ‘The Panel of Hands’, and very nearby there is a red disc made by a very similar technique that dates to older than 40,800 years.
The great antiquity of the paintings leads co-author Joao Zilhao, a research professor at ICREA, University of Barcelona, to think the Neanderthals produced the motifs.

“There is a strong chance that these results imply Neanderthal authorship,” Prof Zilhao explained.
A degree of cultural cohesiveness must underpin this early art. Symbolic meaning is expressed by adherence to norms regarding the context and the subject matter of the representations. The cognitive, cultural and social implications of the latter can only be evaluated by understanding the way in which the material expression of symbols was created, assembled, displayed and rejuvenated, who made them, and for how long and by whom they were used. As brilliantly explained by Kandinsky (1947), when resulting from the application of paint on a canvas, a dot of color is a concise but not a simple pictorial expression. Its size, form, color, tonality, location and association with other graphic elements hide unsuspected resonances created by the artist and perceived by the observer.

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