Cave Paintings Found In Mexico: 5,000 Ancient Works Depict Humans, Animals (PHOTOS)

Archaeologists Find Priceless Cache Of Cave Paintings

Nearly 5,000 ancient cave paintings have been discovered in Burgos, Mexico.The red, white, black and yellow images depict humans hunting, fishing, gathering, as well as deer, lizards and centipedes. The 4,926 paintings were discovered in 11 sites and are thought to have been created by at least 3 groups of hunter gatherers.  In one cave more than 1,550 images were found, including an image of an atlatl, a Hispanic weapon used for hunting that has not been seen before in paintings in the…

Archaeologists uncover nearly 5,000 cave paintings in Burgos, Mexico

One of cave paintings uncovered in north Mexico. Mexican National Institute of Anthropology

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).

Ancient Pictographs - Amazing how people can deny the shape of the life forms depicted.  Arrogance.

Ancient Pictographs Many of the petroglyphs are pictographs, and some maybe ideographs, or symbols to represent ideas or concepts.

La precària conservació de diverses pintures Patrimoni Mundial de la Humanitat amb més de 6.000 anys d'antiguitat, principal amenaça de l'art rupestre andalús.

Pinturas con más de 6.000 años de vida

La precària conservació de diverses pintures Patrimoni Mundial de la Humanitat amb més de 6.000 anys d'antiguitat, principal amenaça de l'art rupestre andalús.

Rock Art trail, which contains hundreds of rock paintings from the San people who lived in the area for many thousands of years, Clanwilliam, Western Cape Copyright: Odile Pfaehler

Algeria-Rock Art trail, which contains hundreds of rock paintings from the San people who lived in the area for many thousands of years, Clanwilliam, Western Cape Copyright: Odile Pfaehler

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.

Ice Age Cave Paintings Altamira Spain      The Altamira paintings found in Northern Spain is presumed to be about 11,000-19,000 years old. It is supposed to have been painted by Magdalenian people between 16,000 and 9,000 BC. These paintings were first discovered by a Spanish archeologist named Don Marcelino.

Ice Age Cave Paintings Altamira Spain The Altamira paintings found in Northern Spain, painted by Magdalenian people between and BC.

New tests show that these crude Spanish cave paintings of a red sphere and handprints are the oldest in the world.

World's oldest cave paintings discovered in Spain - and they may have been painted by Neanderthals

The Panel of Hands at El Castillo Cave in Spain. Researchers have now dated one of these hand stencils back to years ago. CREDIT: Pedro Saura Were Neanderthals Europe’s First Cave Artists?

petroglyph -- Escalante River, Glenn Canyon

There's more than yoga in my novel "Ashram" as the resident students perceive ancient wisdom in related traditions. Consider this from Escalante River, Glenn Canyon

Anasazi petroglyphs at Petroglyph Point, Mesa Verde National Park

Petroglyph Point Trail is an easy hike in Mesa Verde National Park that is great for kids.

Pinturas Rupestres Extrañas - Taringa!

Pinturas Rupestres Extrañas

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