cave art

  1. Jovialis

    Is this cave painting humanity’s oldest story?

    Indonesian rock art dated to 44,000 years old seems to show mythological figures in a hunting scene.
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    Ice Age Artists at Chauvet Cave Made Charcoal From Pine to Draw

    Tens of thousands of years ago, prehistoric men wrapped in skins against the blistering cold of the Ice Age were creating exquisite cave art on the walls of Chauvet Cave in southern France. To the light of flickering torches and fire in hearths, they painted lions, rhinoceroses, bears and other...
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    Art May Have Helped Shape Human Cognition and Language

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS—According to a report in The Boston Globe, linguist Shigeru Miyagawa of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his colleagues think that cave art could offer clues to the evolution of language. Ancient paintings are often found in acoustic “hot spots” in caves, where...
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    Homo sapiens' drawing ability may relate to hunting techniques

    Neanderthals had large brains and made complex tools but never demonstrated the ability to draw recognizable images, unlike early modern humans who created vivid renderings of animals and other figures on rocks and cave walls. That artistic gap may be due to differences in the way they hunted...
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    Sulawesi cave art.

    Scientists have identified some of the earliest cave art. The cave art is from the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, and is said to be as old and as complex as the cave art we know from Europe. It had been discovered in the 1950s and initially dismissed as younger, new dating has changed the view...