Pigment found on rocks in a Spanish cave was applied by humans 60,000 years ago using splattering and blowing techniques.
Extreme patterns of increased seasonal moisture from monsoonal rains and worsening droughts are accelerating rock art deterioration, researchers say.
Cavernous conditions and fire may have contributed to an “altered states of consciousness.”
Tens of thousands of paintings of animals and humans, made up to 12,600 years ago, were found along the Guayabero River in the Colombian Amazon.
Archaeologists in Spain have come across an extraordinary series of Paleolithic-era paintings in Basque Country’s Atxurra cave that they estimate date as far back as 14,000 years.
Cave paintings are so in right now! From Werner Herzog’s documentary to the recent discovery of new cave paintings in Spain, primitive art is totally in fashion. These newly uncovered 25,000 year-old paintings are thin line drawings of horses and human hands, rendered in a deep red.