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Cave of Maltravieso

In February 2018, Science magazine reported on an investigation carried out by the British University of Southampton that triggered a huge stir in the scientific community.

The article referred to research carried out in three Spanish caves: La Pasiega (Cantabria), Maltravieso (Extremadura), and Ardales (Andalusia). In these caves, a uranium-thorium test was conducted to date some of the caves’ paintings. The method had already proved successful in the cave of El Castillo in Cantabria, dating some of the paintings to more than 40,000 years old. The study found that the paintings in Maltravieso may be far older than previously believed.


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