The wild area where the paintings have been discovered. Image: Paulo Novais/ Lusa
The wild area where the paintings have been discovered. Image: Paulo Novais/ Lusa

Post-palaeolithic cave paintings discovered in Serra da Lousã

Traces of post-palaeolithic cave paintings discovered in a rock shelter in the Serra da Lousã will help us learn more about the communities that inhabited central Portugal millennia ago, archaeologist Filipe Paiva told Lusa today, adding that two panels have been identified “with geometric figures and reddish-coloured finger paintings”. Study of the panels, “even though they are in a very poor state of preservation due to recent fires” in the Abrigo da Cascata area, has been carried out using “innovative image recording and editing technologies”, he said.