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(Ars Technica)   Paleolithic cave art may have been less Michelangelo and more Max Fleischer   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Cave painting, Cave, Lascaux, famous caves, lighting conditions, team of Spanish scientists, Lighting sources, electric lights  
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2021-06-21 5:20:52 AM  
dancing clowns?

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2021-06-21 5:35:49 AM  
In the natural environment, cave lighting is usually small, shallow lighting tubes embedded in the floor.

Archaeologists often used special lamps designed to resemble natural cave lighting to recreate the low-level lighting that the Paleolithic humans would have used.

While the average hunter-gatherer probably wouldn't have used a three-foot-diameter iron tube like the archaeologists had, it was still important to know how and where to produce realistic cave lighting for the project.
 
2021-06-21 6:01:53 AM  
Early humans figured out amazing things to create art.
That site chooses a color scheme that makes it difficult to read. They should read their own work and maybe learn a thing or two
 
2021-06-21 6:43:23 AM  
When I made a shadow on my window shade they called the police and testified. But they're like the people chained up in the cave in the allegory of the people in the cave by the Greek guy.

No one understands. No one knows my plan!
 
2021-06-21 8:16:03 AM  
I found the reference in this piece to one of Tennessee's "Unnamed Caves" having hundreds of balls of mud stuck to the ceiling where the artists (or audience) had embedded cane torches in balls of clay and thrown them up  for lighting fascinating.
 
2021-06-21 8:36:16 AM  
srs question: How do we know that the caves as they were thousands of years ago are exactly the same as they are today? There was no change? How's that possible?


So, yeah, graffiti by rando teens gets interpreted as some major religious ritual thing. That works for me.


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2021-06-21 8:48:31 AM  

Diagonal: srs question: How do we know that the caves as they were thousands of years ago are exactly the same as they are today? There was no change? How's that possible?


So, yeah, graffiti by rando teens gets interpreted as some major religious ritual thing. That works for me.


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Look into the Mud Glyph caves they've found in Tennessee where the humidity inside has kept the mud walls plastic for hundreds (or thousands) of years, still retaining the torch marks where they knocked the ashes off their torches made of river cane.
 
2021-06-21 9:18:54 AM  
Gobelins 2002 - Jurannessic
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2021-06-21 10:58:11 AM  

Diagonal: srs question: How do we know that the caves as they were thousands of years ago are exactly the same as they are today? There was no change? How's that possible?


So, yeah, graffiti by rando teens gets interpreted as some major religious ritual thing. That works for me.


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Show us your dubes.
 
2021-06-21 11:09:15 AM  
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