Friday, May 13, 2005

more art and archaeology

Visit Chauvet cave online - cave art only discovered in 1994. The cave complex is full of unusual depictions of anumals, not just the prey of prehistoric man, but dangerous animals such as lions, bears and rhinoceroses. Cave bear bones discovered, including skulls [cave bears had hibernated in the caves] .
What always fascinates me about the cave art and other rock art, is the hand prints or hands that have been spray 'painted'. It always reminds me of the humans behind the art.
I was inspired to do some scribbling myself of some hands and the Newgrange triple spiral [which is much much later in time ] . I'll probaly do some more on this theme at some point.

Cave spiral

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