Cave painting

Cave paintings are paintings found on cave walls and ceilings, and especially refer to those of prehistoric origin. The earliest such figurative paintings in Europe date back to the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000 to 32,000 years ago, and are found in the Chauvet Cave in France. The exact purpose of the paleolithic cave paintings is not known. Evidence suggests that they were not merely decorations of living areas since the caves in which they have been found do not have signs of...

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The Not Quite History of Art: The Beginning?

The history of art often starts with cave paintings found in France and Spain...but should it?

This video is not intended to be a serious look at the history of art. It merely pokes some quiet fun at the seriousness of art and its origins.

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From: The Extraordinary Tourist (TET)

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Strange and mysterious stories | 40,000 Year Old Asian Cave Paintings Shock Archaeologists

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Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.

And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans than scientists had thought.

Archaeologists calculated that a dozen stencils of hands in mulberry red and two detailed drawings of an animal described as a...

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