Candamo, Asturias, Spain

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199698226
Published online March 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191804908 | DOI:
Candamo, Asturias, Spain

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This chapter describes La Peña de Candamo cave and its artwork. Its main Wall of the Engravings (Muro de los Grabados) features a crescentic swathe of intertwined paintings and engravings sweeping across the available space. Facing the Wall of the Engravings, the inner side of a flat-topped stalagmite is covered with a jumble of deeply engraved lines. Amongst the curves and angles it is possible to distinguish the outlines of a horse and a hind.

Keywords: La Peña de Candamo Cave; Palaeolithic; cave art; cave paintings; Wall of the Engravings

Chapter.  1673 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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