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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 9:00 p.m. PST

"University of Tübingen archaeologists have discovered Ice Age art hidden under graffiti in two caves near Rully, eastern France. Created at least 12,000 years ago, the two works depict a horse and a prehistoric deer. They used stone tools to carve the deer into the cave wall. The horse was drawn with a black paint.

The research team has been studying caves in southern Burgundy, an area where Neanderthals and modern humans are believed to have lived at the same time, for more than two decades. There are a significant number of Paleolithic sites at Rully but cave art had never been found before in 150 years of paleological exploration. The sheer frequency of prehistoric sites suggested there was cave art to be found, however, so the Tübingen researchers kept looking. They hit paydirt in the Grottes d'Agneux, thanks to technology and special expertise…."


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Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 8:32 a.m. PST

More pieces of the puzzle…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 11:31 a.m. PST



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