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Cave paintings may depict volcanic eruption

36,000-year-old spray-like paintings found in Chauvet-Pont D’Arc Cave in France may be the oldest-known depictions of a volcanic eruption. Fearsome animals such as woolly rhinoceroses, cave lions and bears dominate Chauvet’s imagery. But one of its innermost galleries — named after a giant deer species, Megaloceros, that is depicted there —

Cave paintings discovered in Spain

Paintings depicting hunting scenes have been found on the walls of a small cave in eastern Spain. A series of hunting scenes dating from 7,000 years ago have been found by archaeologists on the six-metre long wall of a small cave in the region of Vilafranca in Castellón, eastern Spain—but it

Cave art discovered in Brazil by wildlife researcher

A wildlife researcher tracking white-lipped peccaries stumbled across some previously unknown cave drawings which date back between 4,000-10,000 years ago. Keuroghlian contacted Aguiar, a regional specialist in cave drawings who determined that the drawings were made between 4,000-10,000 years ago by hunter-gatherer societies that either occupied the caves, or used them

5,000 cave paintings found in Mexico

Archaeologists working in Mexico have found 4,926 well-preserved cave paintings at 11 sights in the north-eastern region of Burgos. The area in which they were found was previously thought not to have been inhabited by ancient cultures. The paintings suggest that at least three groups of hunter-gatherers dwelled in the San Carlos

3,000 cave paintings found in Mexico

Nearly 3,000 cave paintings which date back 2,000 years have been found in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. These paintings, with yellow, red and black the predominating colors, generally represent human figures with headdresses, robes and shields, as well as some as yet unidentified instruments. Often in hunting and battle scenes

Ancient cave paintings were the works of realists

New research into cave paintings has revealed that the artists were realists, accurately colouring the animals depicted. To get at the genetics of equine coat color, an international team led by the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Germany analyzed DNA from fossilized bones and teeth from 31 prehistoric

Photo of Spanish cave paintings

A few days ago I posted about the discovery of 25,000-year-old cave paintings found in a cave in Northern Spain. At the time there were no photos of the artwork because it was just too faded, but now the Montreal Gazette has posted an enhanced image which makes me wonder

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