DJI drone discovers 7,000-year-old cave art in Spain (Photos)
A DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone has captured what is believed to be rock paintings around 7,000 years old. The cave art, discovered in the Alicante province along the coast of Spain, has managed to remain hidden till now because the mountainous region is extremely difficult to access on foot.
According to research published in the Spanish journal Lvcentvm, the coastal and pre-coastal area of the north of the province of Alicante is one of the main centers of Neolithic (or New Stone Age) habitat in the peninsular Mediterranean. In total, researchers explored 18 caves in the region using a small DJI drone with an Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) and omnidirectional obstacle sensing.
Two of these caves, inaccessible without the use of climbing equipment, were found to be harboring prehistoric artwork measuring around four inches in size each. Raw drone data was then enlarged and analyzed using photo editing software, which led to the motifs being…