11/10/2011 08:37 pm ET | Updated Jan 10, 2012

Stone Age Art: Archeologists Find Central Europe's Oldest Painting - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

The Hohle Fels cave in southern Germany has yielded yet another startling archeological discovery -- the oldest evidence of human painting ever found in Central Europe. The meaning of the stones painted with red and brown dots, however, remains unclear.

They may only be a series and red and brown spots, but they still constitute one of the most important works of art ever made in Central Europe. The spots were discovered on stones in a cave in southern Germany, and are the oldest known signs of painting ever found in the region.