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2010-03-26 13:50:00

This question isn't new, but for years anthropologists, archaeologists and historians of art understood these artistic manifestations as purely aesthetic and decorative motives. Eduardo Palacio-P©rez, researcher at the University of Cantabria (UC), now reveals the origins of a theory that remains nowadays/lasts into our days. "This theory is does not originate with the prehistorians, in other words, those who started to develop the idea that the art of primitive peoples was linked...

2009-11-11 06:00:00

ALTAMIRA, Mexico, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Urbi, the leading housing developer in Mexico, announced the beginning of operations in Altamira through its innovative City Licensee Manager scheme, where over the next four years more that 44,000 direct and indirect jobs are expected to be created and which will allow more than 5,500 new families to own a home in the important industrial petrochemical area. "Over the past five years, our state has positioned itself as a top...

2006-02-07 09:53:02

PARIS (AP) - Cave drawings thought to be older than those in the famed caves of Lascaux have been discovered in a grotto in western France, officials from the Charente region said Sunday. A first analysis by officials from the office of cultural affairs suggests the drawings were made some 25,000 years ago, Henri de Marcellus, mayor of the town of Vilhonneur where the cave is located, told France-Info radio. He said, however, that the date could only be confirmed by further investigations....

2005-12-22 08:10:00

By Andrew Hay ALTAMIRA, Brazil (Reuters) - Amazon land activist Deurival Santiago has the look of a hunted man. Unshaven, his eyes bloodshot and his head bowed, the 53-year-old sits in the back room of a safe house near Brazil's muddy Trans-Amazonian highway as logging trucks roll by outside. A friend watches the gate for gunmen he says were hired to kill him after he clashed with land grabbers advancing on the prized eastern flank of Brazil's Amazon rain forest. Activists like Santiago often...