In a remarkable feat of modern Drone Technology meeting ancient history, archaeologists, using drone cameras, have unearthed prehistoric cave paintings, around 7,000 years old, in remote parts of Spain. Researchers from the University of Alicante have utilized drones, a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, to navigate and explore inaccessible mountain shelters in Alicante, thus revealing Neolithic artistry that dates back to prehistoric times.

Deploying these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the team delved into 18 caves in the Castellet-Barranc del Salt ravine and Port de Penáguila. In this endeavor, they discovered two mountain shelters featuring ancient wall art. The paintings depict archers, deer, and goats, with some seeming as though they had been struck by arrows. Given the richness of these art pieces, the researchers laud this discovery as one of the most significant in Spain’s Neolithic rock art sites in recent decades.