Paleomagnetic Dating of Cave Paintings in Tito Bustillo Cave, Asturias, Spain

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Science  25 Oct 1974:
Vol. 186, Issue 4161, pp. 348-350
DOI: 10.1126/science.186.4161.348


Geomagnetic variations recorded in sediments deposited in Tito Bustillo Cave, Asturias, Spain, have been correlated with part of the geomagnetic record established for Lake Windermere, England. An age of between 11,200 and 11,600 years is suggested for a frieze of animals discovered in the cave, so that these polychrome paintings may be attributed to late Ice Age hunters (Magdalenian V-VI).