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Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ ** I really want to visit one of these caves.

Hopi Rock Art Petroglyphs on Navajo Reservation in Arizona by Tom Till photography

Hopi Rock Art Petroglyphs on Navajo Reservation in Arizona ©Tom Till, All Rights Reserved Worldwide

30,000-year-old handprint found in Chauvet Cave in France.

The Altamira cave paintings

Dotted horses, with hands, from the cave at Pech Merle, France. Some date from the Gravettian culture (some 25,000 years BCE). But some of the paintings and engravings, however, may date from the later Magdalenian era (16,000 years BCE). (Scientists have now proven that the horses then were indeed dappled like this; it was not an artistic liberty. rw)

Dotted Horses With Hands -- From the cave at Pech Merle, France. Some date from the Gravettian Culture BCE). Other paintings & engravings, however, may date from the later Magdalenian Era BCE).

ZIMBABVE - MATOBO HILLS - INANKE CAVE -  8000/3000 BC -  This cave  is one of hundreds painted by the San people, also called Bushmen, located in Matobo National Park of Zimbabwe.

Magnificence on Cave Walls

Inanke Cave, Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, B. This cave is one of hundreds painted by the San people, aka Bushmen.

artafrica:  “ Drakensburg Cave, Rock Art, South Africa by Kenneth Garrett ”

artafrica: Drakensburg Cave, Rock Art, South Africa by Kenneth Garrett

Monolitos Moais #RapaNui #Historia

The Rapa Nui (Easter Island) heads have bodies! While this isn't news in the Archaeology world, the discovery of hieroglyphs on the bases sort of is. Really interesting stuff!

The Painted Gallery of Lascaux, France, is filled with colorful renderings of animals and people painted about 17,000 years ago

Lascaux Caves is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. These paintings are estimated to be years old.

Chauvet, engraving of an owl.  The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP

Chauvet Cave, the 2nd oldest known cave art in Europe

Chauvet Cave - New World Encyclopedia. The first "artistic" cave paintings discovered.

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Paleolithic Bulls and Other Animals Crowd Calcite Walls at Lascaux, France Photographic Print by Sisse Brimberg

The Cave of the Swimmers, Egypt.   figures are about the size of a human hand.  The cave and rock art was discovered in 1933 by László Almásy.  The Neolithic rock paintings of people swimming, estimated to have been made 10,000 years ago during the most recent Ice Age. When found many people did not believe they could  represent actual swimmers. In 2007,Eman Ghoneim discovered an ancient Mega-Lake (30,750 km²) buried beneath the sand of the Great Sahara in the Northern Darfur region, Sudan.

Three Swimmers from the Foggini-Mestakawi Rock Art Site. "These have been famously called 'The Swimmers (?),' heralding a time when lakes scattered the landscape that is now the Saharan desert.

Hall of The Bulls, Lascaux Caves France. The five metre-long bulls, the graceful stags, the rutting bison, the very same prehistoric images discovered in 1940 that changed the history of art.

Inside Lascaux Cave France: Ice Age Caves Very Few Can See Today

Ancient History Art - Hall of The Bulls, Lascaux Caves France. The five metre-long bulls, the graceful stags, the rutting bison, the very same prehistoric images discovered in 1940 that changed the history of art.

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