Neanderthal petroglyph from Gibraltar

Gorham's Cave is a natural sea cave in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, considered to be one of the last known habitations of the Neanderthals in Europe. A symbolic rock engraving was found in the cave during July 2012. An international team of researchers carrying out excavations in the cave uncovered a series of criss-crossing lines covering approximately a one-square-metre area, cut into the surface of a ledge about 100 metres (330 ft) from its entrance. The engraving consists of eight lines arranged in two groups of three long lines and intersected by two shorter ones, suggesting that it is a symbol. The engravings are thought to be at least 39,000 years old, because they were found below a layer of undisturbed sediment of that age in which 294 Neanderthal stone tools were discovered.

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Neanderthal petroglyph from Gibraltar

Neanderthal petroglyph from Gibraltar

Gorham's Cave is a natural sea cave in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, considered to be one of the last known habitations of the Neanderthals in Europe. A symbolic rock engraving was found in the cave during July 2012. An international team of researchers carrying out excavations in the cave uncovered a series of criss-crossing lines covering approximately a one-square-metre area, cut into the surface of a ledge about 100 metres (330 ft) from its entrance. The engraving consists of eight lines arranged in two groups of three long lines and intersected by two shorter ones, suggesting that it is a symbol. The engravings are thought to be at least 39,000 years old, because they were found below a layer of undisturbed sediment of that age in which 294 Neanderthal stone tools were discovered.

Wikipedia: Gorham's Cave