Additionally, Iberia possesses a larger number of decorated Palaeolithic, Epipalaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, and Iron Age sites than any other studied region in Europe (Breuil 1933(Breuil -1935Acosta 1968; Beltrán 1968; Bueno Ramírez & Balbín Behrmann 1992, 2009aBueno Ramírez et al. 2004, 2007a, 2016aMartinez García 2006; Luís 2009; Royo Guillén 2009; Utrilla-Miranda 2013; Villaverde Bonilla 2015; Santos et al. 2015, among others). Additionally, several archaeometric studies have been carried out to obtain direct dates, either for layers of calcite or organic pigments by C14, at Late Upper Palaeolithic, Epipalaeolithic, and late prehistoric sites. García Diez et al. 2000; Sanchidrián Torti et al. 2001; Carrera Ramírez & Fábregas Valcarce 2002; Steelman et al. 2005Steelman et al. Alcolea Gonzáles & Balbín Behrmann 2007; Bueno Ramírez et al. Aubry & Sampaio 2008; Aubry et al. 2010; Pike et al. 2012; Viñas-Vallverdú et al. 2016; Hoffmann et al. 2018; Morgado et al.
The date C14, 9th millennium BP, for the level that covers the Levantine figures described by Pericot in Cueva de la Cocina, Valencia (García Puchol et al. 2018: 265), may be added to what was obtained from the crust associated with a goat in motion in Ermites I rock-shelter, Tarragona, in the 10th millennium BP (Viñas-Vallverdú et al. 2016) (Fig. 15). The preceding dates of the crust on the rock-shelter of Henarejos, Cuenca, and the archaeological context of the rock-shelter of l’Esplugón in Huesca, ensure that in the 7th millennium BP, these naturalistic representations in progress continue to have the effect (Ruiz López et al. 2006; Utrilla-Miranda et al. 2016). Keeping in mind the chronologies between the 13th and 12th BP of the levels of Dalmeri, which contain painted representations in motion, a period between the 13th and the 8th BP for Levantine art is acceptable.