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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.

Rock Art Provides Insight Into Prehistoric Native American Societies
2013-06-20 05:46:54

Perhaps the most widespread and oldest art in the US, prehistoric rock art can be found throughout the Appalachian Mountains. A new study reveals that each engraving or drawing is strategically placed to reveal a cosmological puzzle.

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.

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

Aboriginal Rock Drawing Found To Be Australia's Oldest
2012-06-18 12:11:45

Archeologists have just uncovered the oldest known Australian rock drawing, prompting experts to speculate that the earliest aboriginal groups were fairly advanced for their time.

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.

DNA Study Sheds Light On Ancient Cave Paintings Of Horses
2011-11-08 06:28:45

Ancient cave painters were realists rather than dreamers, at least when it came to depicting horses, according to an analysis of pre-historic horse DNA.

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2011-04-25 11:30:00

Known today for its bloody conflicts and instability, Somalia’s little known history can be found in the colorful cave paintings of animals and humans discovered in 2002 by a French archaeology team.

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2010-06-30 05:45:00

Austrian and British researchers, who are working to understand ancient rock engravings from the Copper Age found in many hidden locations throughout Europe, said the displays may have been prehistoric man’s primitive version of cinema.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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