Paleolithic cave art developed across Europe, from the Urals to the Iberian Peninusula, from 35,000 to 11,000 BC. The Paleolithic Age is the Old Stone Age.
Because of their deep galleries, isolated from external climatic influences, these caves are particularly well preserved. The caves are inscribed as masterpieces of creative genius and as the humanity’s earliest accomplished art.
Altamira (Spanish for 'high view') is a cave in Spain famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands.