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Archaeologists Discover Several Thousand Ancient Cave Paintings In Mexico
2013-05-23 15:29:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists have discovered several thousand paintings in caves and ravines of the Sierra de San Carlos, Municipality of Burgos, Tamaulipas. The 4,926 paintings found were made by at least three groups of hunter-gatherers in the region. The paintings are anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, astronomical and abstract. Archaeologist Gustavo Ramirez, who led the team, said the paintings are important because it documents the presence of...

Cavemen Drew Animals Better Than Modern Artists
2012-12-06 16:18:40

Public Library of Science Animal gait was depicted more accurately in cave paintings than in modern art Prehistoric artists were better at portraying the walk of four-legged animals in their art than modern man, according to new research published December 5 in the open access journal PLoS ONE by Gabor Horvath and colleagues from Eotvos University (Budapest), Hungary. Most quadrupeds have a similar sequence in which they move each limb as they walk, trot or run, and this sequence was...

Anthropologists Discover World’s Earliest Known Wall Art
2012-05-15 06:03:03

Numerous engraved and painted images of female sex organs, animals and geometric figures discovered in southern France are believed to be the world´s earliest known cave art. Radiocarbon dating of the engravings, found on a 1.5 metric ton block of limestone in Chauvet Cave in southeastern France, revealed that the art was created some 37,000 years ago. The cave resides near the areas of Abri Castanet and Abri Blanchard - where some of the oldest examples of mankind living in...


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