World's Oldest Work Of Art Found In Spain (VIDEO)

02/08/2012 05:14 pm ET | Updated Feb 09, 2012

You thought art history was limited to human beings? Well, think again.

A recently discovered painting in Spanish caves in Costa Del Sol was found by scientists to be approximately 42,000 years old, making it the oldest artwork ever. What is more, this artwork is also the first known painting by Neanderthals, not homo sapiens. Professor Jose Luis Sanchidrian called it an "academic bombshell" and its effects will reverberate through the field of Art History for years to come.

What is the oldest painting of, you ask? The pictures appear to be seals; the drawings are not half bad for a caveman!

Check out these images of other found works of cave art:

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