Echevarria said six cave paintings were identified in a 20-meter stone wall in the last days which depict humans in hunting positions.
Said “Quilcas”, which is the native name for this art form, are red, white and black and will be at least 8 to 12,000 years old, the archaeologist told Andina news agency.
“This finding confirms the great cognitive development of ancient Peru and establishes a reference its pictorial tradition. Most important is the variation and extension of the motifs and scenes,” he said.
The cave in which said paintings were found is located at some 3,200 meters above sea level in Torongana mountain.