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2014-10-09 08:21:56

In Indonesia, researchers have re-dated a collection of cave art which may well be the world's oldest existing sample of spray painted graffiti.

Petroglyphs In Nevada Are The Oldest In North America
2013-08-14 04:56:24

Petroglyphs cut into boulders in at the Winnemucca Lake site in western Nevada have been identified as the oldest known rock engravings in North America, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) report in a new study.

2013-07-04 23:03:24

On the west side of the SIUE campus, history is literally unearthed every summer.

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

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.

New Clues To The Mystery Behind The Maya Blue Formula
2013-04-02 12:34:38

The recipe and process for preparing Maya Blue, a highly-resistant pigment used for centuries in Mesoamerica, were lost. Now, a team of chemists from the University of Valencia and the Polythecnic University of Valencia (Spain) have come up with a new hypothesis about how it was prepared.

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

Animal gait was depicted more accurately in cave paintings than in modern art

First Evidence For Pre-Columbian Sources Of Maya Blue
2012-04-03 04:07:30

Once again, science and anthropology have teamed up to solve questions concerning the fascinating, brilliantly hued pigment known as Maya Blue.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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