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Pre-historic and historic petroglyphs carved by Native Americans. Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, Utah.

Pre-historic Petroglyphs of Native Americans, Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, Utah

San Rock Art  (Botswana). 'The Tsodilo Hills,  Botswana’s only Unesco  World Heritage Site, are  sometimes referred to as the  ‘Louvre of the Desert’. More  than 4000 ancient paintings,  many dating back thousands  of years, adorn the caves and  cliffs of these picturesque  mountains, which remain a  sacred site for the San people.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/botswana

'The Tsodilo Hills, Botswana’s only Unesco World Heritage Site, are sometimes referred to as the ‘Louvre of the Desert’. More than 4000 ancient paintings, many dating back thousands of years, adorn the caves and cliffs of

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Above are individuals holding mushrooms, drawn in a cave in Tassili, Algeria. In the same cave some sort of bee-faced shaman is depicted, with mushroom-looking objects sprouting out of his shoulders and legs.

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Head of a bison. This is an excellent photograph from the display at the Altamira Museum, and shows the care and attention to detail of the artists commissioned to make copies of the original Altamira paintings. Photo: Ernesto Lazo via Picasa

Axial Gallery, Lascaux Cave, France, c. 15,000-10,000 B.C.

Ancient Paleolithic Paintings -- Axial Gallery in Lascaux Cave, Southwest France -- This cave art is located near the village of Montignac & dates to around BCE.

Ancient rock petroglyphs

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Altamira Spain, about 35,000 BCE. Shapeshifter The most common form of shapeshifting myths is that of therianthropy, which is the transformation of a human being into an animal or conversely, of an animal into human form. Legends allow for transformations into plants and objects, and the assumption of another human countenance (e.g. fair to ugly).

The Altamira cave paintings

The Caves of Altamira caves Spanish are famous for their rock paintings of the Upper Paleolithic depicting wild mammals and human hands.

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