Alpera Caves

Alpera Caves

 

two caves and three niches near the settlement of Alpera, 55 km east of Albacete, Spain; a site of Upper Paleolithic rock paintings.

The paintings are of particular interest in the Vieja (Old) Cave, where a hunting scene in reds and browns covers earlier pictures. As a result of the many layers of paintings and the complexity of the drawing, interpretations of specific details are open to controversy.

REFERENCE

Breuil, H., P. Serrano Gomez, and J. Cabre Aguilo. “Les peintures rupestres d’Espagne: Les Abris Bosque à Alpèra (Albacete).” L’Anthropologie, 1912, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 529–62.