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Photograph by Adam Schallau: Petroglyphs of the Dinetah, the ancestors of the Navajo people. Largo Canyon, New Mexico.

Photograph by Adam Schallau: Petroglyphs of the Dinetah, the ancestors of the Navajo people. Largo Canyon, New Mexico.

Painted Cave Art of the Chumash Indians Indigenous peoples of Southern California

Painted Cave Art of the Chumash Indians Indigenous peoples of Southern California The Chumash lived in the present-day counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis in southern California during the late period of history (ca. 1300 to

Chumash Pictographs Above a Cave Entrance

Photograph:The colorful cave paintings made by the Chumash people of the California coastal areas were probably made for religious purposes.

Upper Paleolithic Female Artists Responsible for Cave Paintings from 40,000 years ago. 200 hand stencils of Gua Tewet cave in Borneo, Spain, were part of the study. National Geographic Society says about three-fourths of the hand stencils found in caves in southern France and northern Spain were probably made by females. The new find that women made cave paintings suggests that women too took the role of hunting.

-As many as three-fourths of the hand stencils found in caves in southern France and northern Spain were made by females, according to an analysis of the size of the handprints conducted by Dean Snow of Pennsylvania State University.

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