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Ritual Dance; ca 15,000-10,000 BC; from the cave at Addaura, Sicily; figures are 10" high

Ritual Dance / circa BCE / from the cave at Addaura, Sicily / height of figures is

ZIMBABVE - MATOBO HILLS - INANKE CAVE -  8000/3000 BC -  This cave  is one of hundreds painted by the San people, also called Bushmen, located in Matobo National Park of Zimbabwe.

Magnificence on Cave Walls

Inanke Cave, Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, B. This cave is one of hundreds painted by the San people, aka Bushmen.

PALEOLITHIC | Venus of Willendorf. | c. 25000 BCE | European | Paleolithic: Aurignacian | Limestone | Austria. | | ©Kathleen Cohen |

Alcohol Inks on Yupo

Magick Wicca Witch Witchcraft: Venus of Willendorf, circa 25000 BCE European Paleolithic: Aurignacian Limestone, Austria.

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

Altamira cave, Spain. Paintings around 14,000 years old.

Hall of Bulls, Lascaux Caves.Lascaux Caves is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings.

The cave paintings found at Tassili n'Ajjer, north of Tamanrasset, Algeria, and at other locations depict vibrant and vivid scenes of everyday life in stone age North Africa. They were made by hunting people in what was then a savannah and depict many animals that no longer exist in the now-desert area. The pictures provide the most complete record of a prehistoric African culture, ~8000–4000 BCE ~ via Lies Tache

ancientart: “ Prehistoric petroglyph depicting a possibly sleeping antelope, located at Tin Taghirt on the Tassili n’Ajjer in southern Algeria. Photo courtesy & taken by Linus Wolf ”

Witness the beauty of history with these ancient cave paintings across the world. Use TripHobo to plan your trip.

Oldest Cave Paintings Across The World

Chauvet France Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately years ago.

The Cave of the Swimmers, Egypt.   figures are about the size of a human hand.  The cave and rock art was discovered in 1933 by László Almásy.  The Neolithic rock paintings of people swimming, estimated to have been made 10,000 years ago during the most recent Ice Age. When found many people did not believe they could  represent actual swimmers. In 2007,Eman Ghoneim discovered an ancient Mega-Lake (30,750 km²) buried beneath the sand of the Great Sahara in the Northern Darfur region, Sudan.

Three Swimmers from the Foggini-Mestakawi Rock Art Site. "These have been famously called 'The Swimmers (?),' heralding a time when lakes scattered the landscape that is now the Saharan desert.

Photograph by Adam Schallau: Petroglyphs of the Dinetah, the ancestors of the Navajo people. Largo Canyon, New Mexico.

Photograph by Adam Schallau: Petroglyphs of the Dinetah, the ancestors of the Navajo people. Largo Canyon, New Mexico.

Altamira Spain, about 35,000 BCE. Shapeshifter The most common form of shapeshifting myths is that of therianthropy, which is the transformation of a human being into an animal or conversely, of an animal into human form. Legends allow for transformations into plants and objects, and the assumption of another human countenance (e.g. fair to ugly).

The Altamira cave paintings

The Caves of Altamira caves Spanish are famous for their rock paintings of the Upper Paleolithic depicting wild mammals and human hands.

Native American Cachuma Indian cave paintings,   Painted Cave State Historic Landmark, near Santa Barbara, California

Photo: Native American Chumash Indian cave paintings, Painted Cave State Historic Landmark, near Santa Barbara, California

13. Grupo Pirenaico -Aquitano Vénus de l’abri Pataud, Les Eyzies. sobre una plaqueta calcarea. La escultura mide 6 cm de altura. Cabeza vuelta a la derecha, rasgos faciales no figurados, cabellera cayendo sobre el hombro izquierdo #venus #l’abri Pataud

This venus is known as the 'Venus of Abri Pataud'. Abri Pataud is a well researched archaeological site within the village of Les Eyzies.

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?

Primitive And Descriptive Cave Paintings

Primitive And Descriptive Cave Paintings

Original Cave Art Original Acrylic Wildlife Paintings and Primitive Cave Art Paintings by Laurel Barbieri - The Primitive Wildlife and Cave Art of

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