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Prehistoric Cave Paintings Discovered in Dominican Republic

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:32 PM
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Prehistoric Cave Paintings Discovered in Dominican Republic




SANTO DOMINGO – A Dominican man discovered in the northern town of Monteclaro a cave with petroglyphs and other examples of prehistoric cave art, the daily Listin Diario said Tuesday. The discovery was made by area resident Raul Fernandez. The cavern has 61 petroglyphs and two bas-relief sculptures, the newspaper

www.laht.com...



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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:34 PM
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Wow. 5000 years old pre-dates the Taino civilization in the Caribbean.

This is really interesting. I have looked for photos, but haven't found any yet.

When I do I will post them...


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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:43 PM
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Couldn't find many, but so far heres what I have...






Two shots from Monteclaro cave in north Dominican Republic.
Photo source and article in Spanish

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 10:05 PM
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Thanks for posting, S&F
Is it just me or does that first photo you posted seem rather... well not quite human
Don't mean to derail or side track the post but it does make me think of our supposed 'outside' friends.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 10:07 PM
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Is anyone good at reading Spanish? I am passable in speaking it, but pretty crap at reading it.


www.listindiario.com...

You know, it does kind resemble certain grey dudes. Hopefully better photos will come out as the cave is studied more.

The second photo makes me think of something like a sun god coming up from the horizon...

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 11:31 PM
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Hmm. Strange shape of a rock to carve a face on, huh? Looks like a typical bulbous headed grey imo.

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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trying to embed my first pic. Not working to well!

edit to add: Hooray for me

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posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 12:34 AM
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Originally posted by TortoiseKweek
Thanks for posting, S&F
Is it just me or does that first photo you posted seem rather... well not quite human
Don't mean to derail or side track the post but it does make me think of our supposed 'outside' friends.

You took the words right out of my mouth. Thats the first thing I saw.
Doesn't really surprise me.
These things are popping up everywhere. I don't think we can just assume we are "reading into things" anymore. Do you?
It's right in front of us. Has always been. Thanks for posting these.
Can't wait to see more.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 01:59 AM
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Originally posted by Chamberf=6



The first does look Grey-esque but it's the second that interests me.

Does anyone else see Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles there?

This proves conclusively that the first one is Krang.

Now is it the 1987 version or the 2003 version?

-m0r



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 02:28 AM
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Way cool, Chamberf!

I enjoy these old rock art, paintings, etc.

I'm awaiting more photos of the rest of these finds!

On another note, the drawings of the native peoples of Australia and also the rock art in the Sahara intrigue me.

Picasso studied the rock art in the Sahara and it gave him purpose in seeking a "younger" approach to painting.

In the Sahara the ancients used a stipling effect to make their "drawings", drilling holes in rocks to make the outlines of their images.

And in the second photo, the ancient artist seems to have used the natural rock shape to create the image.

I wonder, did the artist find the rock and decide it looked like something he or she had seen before and used it, and elaborated what was seen, or maybe did the artist just see that the rock could be used for fun?

I'd love to meet and communicate with these ancient artists! Besides, their supports for their art will long outlast what I use, canvas and paints.

Dare I say modern day painters do better art? I dunno. The ancients used what they had, and modern artists use what they have at their disposal.
Meanwhile, the ancients' art lasts much longer. And what they made just might be very realistic of what they observed in their times.


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posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 02:37 AM
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Great post ! Why ? is the question one asks... Why would a race image this on stone ? What importance ? Interesting !



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 03:21 AM
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Thanks OP great thread very exciting especially this bit



“Esta escultura es el último bajo relieve de calidad que se ha encontrado en Las Antillas hasta este momento. Es una figura que está situada en posición fetal, lo que da a pensar que son dedicadas a la fertilidad”, explicó el también investigador asociado del Museo del Hombre Dominicano


'One of which is a figure in the fetal position,which archeaologists are saying its dedicated to fertility'

how do they know its not dedicated to sitting in a space craft? oh I forgot how silly of me to mention something to go against the tide of lies and conspiracies

The problem that they have is that there are few archeaologists in the country to study 'rock art' and only 5% of the country has been 'exploited' by archeaologists. (I have a feeling thats about to change)

Whenever a find like this is publicised I always jump on the 'ancient alien' band wagon I don't know why but something always points to the stars in findings like these.





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posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty

Originally posted by Chamberf=6



The first does look Grey-esque but it's the second that interests me.

Does anyone else see Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles there?

This proves conclusively that the first one is Krang.

Now is it the 1987 version or the 2003 version?

-m0r


Holy. Holy ****.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:00 AM
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Originally posted by Soulece

Originally posted by m0r1arty

Originally posted by Chamberf=6



The first does look Grey-esque but it's the second that interests me.

Does anyone else see Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles there?

This proves conclusively that the first one is Krang.

Now is it the 1987 version or the 2003 version?

-m0r


Holy. Holy ****.



Actually the 1st thing I thought of when I saw this pic. IT LOOKS LIKE A Ninja Turtle.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 05:14 AM
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Translation of article:
63 pieces are rock cave CUEVAS MANY MAY NOT BE REPORTED YET, DUE TO LACK OF ARCHAEOLOGISTS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC



A cave that is 61 petroglyphs and two bas-relief sculptures made by Aboriginal community Monteclaro, Cotuí, was discovered by the creator Cotuí Ferry, Raul Fernandez.
According to research by archaeologist Adolfo Lopez, this cave has not yet been reported could be declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The province of Sanchez Ramirez is known mostly by the large number of caves that has, with the vast majority of those carrying the rock art important historical value to the nation, however, not all caves have been reported.

Lopez, who is an archaeologist specializing in rock art at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, named the cave as "Raul de Monteclaro" because it is in the community and its discoverer is Monteclaro Raul Fernandez.

During his visit to the cave, the researchers point out that there are 61 petroglyphs and two bas-relief sculptures.

In the bas-relief sculptures, one of which was located by Lopez among the "three great pre-Hispanic rock art sculptures" because of its strange shape and because it is not usually seen.

"This sculpture is the latest quality bas been found in the West Indies so far. It is a figure which is located in a fetal position, which gives to think they are dedicated to fertility, "said research associate fellow of the Museum of Dominican Man.

Lopez said that while not yet know the exact age of Ancient · the cave, found no pottery, may have up to five thousand years.

Tourist Operation The caves with petroglyphs support high levels of visitation, they do not contain elements in the rock art that can be degraded by changing the conditions that would cause visitors.

According to Lopez, the cave has no problem to expose in public use, since it is accessible, not to alter paintings and rock art has is "spectacular."

Raul De Monteclaro has the potential to be one of the most important tourist attractions Cotuí, by the beautiful landscape that is observed, the number of beautiful birds that live and Gentile farmers who are around, "he said.

Meanwhile, the archaeologist hopes the Museum of Dominican Man scientifi c or institution is interested in working in this cave in order to identify cultural values that owns and / Ages old. The expert affi rmed that the rock art of the Dominican Republic is considered by UNESCO as tangible heritage of humanity.

"You just have to prepare the report and presenting the caves, so that the cave Raúl de Monteclaro can be accepted fully as a World Heritage Site," he said.

Archaeologists Missing Adolfo Lopez said the need to strengthen the study of archeology in the nation, as this is the perfect place to develop this science. "Paradoxically, the Dominican Republic is the country that has more rock art in the world and has been exploited only to 5% because there are no specialists in the area," he said.

Asked about the shortage of archaeologists in the country, the race director of Anthropology at the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) Diorys Lantigua said that all science as such has value, but that a career in the university "is not opened by open. " "To open a career in a particular university should conduct a field study to see the need," he added.

PRESERVATION OF THE CAVES
Adolfo Lopez said that to preserve the caves with rock art, especially that of Raul de Monteclaro, you should take the following measures: "Do not touch or highlight the petroglyphs by physical means.

No modification to bring them into public use because the caves were temples where ancient rock art was available very thoughtful. -Put the posters for information and establish the monitoring system and guided tours.

"It is also important to respect the wildlife in the cave, especially the bat colonies. It is therefore important the presence of biologists in the preparation of the projects put into public use of caves, as its direction is essential to ensure the protection of wildlife reactionary.

In the meantime, the director of biodiversity at the Ministry of Environment, Jose Manuel Mateo, requested that a letter be sent to that entity with the information collected from the cave Raul de Monteclaro to ensure their protection.


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posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 06:33 AM
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Thanks,
and to the post above:

I too get an alien space ship feel to it. But I always have felt that UFO's were really only human in nature. Granted, it is hard to deny the probability of the existance of all those planets out there that could hold life more advanced than here. I hope and pray that the real reason for the religion's of man is not about authoritative control, but rather about enlightenment so we do treat each other like we want to be treated. Now, if we do have space brothers actively working here to see us along our path, they would surely want us to be so enlightened or not be allowed to reach the stars with them.

These artifacts give credence to that concept by simply showing to me the ancient peoples believed that "they" did exist. But debunkers would probably say the people themselves put bands around little children's heads to make the skulls grow that way. Maybe, but the eyes depicted in many of the artifacts we know already, say no way to me.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 06:44 AM
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My mum was looking at some cave paintings the other day that were around 40,000 years old - I mean this is great - but - doesn't even touch the sides of what out there.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 07:46 AM
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And to think, all of this long befores sci fi novels and shows. Before UFO hype of today. No comic books or cheesy cinematic shockers to influence these people. The brain cant just conjure something up without prior knowledge or being exposed to elements that could lead or sway one to a conclusion.

In other words, there is no doubt that these peoples had contact.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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Originally posted by Chamberf=6
You know, it does kind resemble certain grey dudes.


lol @ grey dudes

Star & Flag just for saying "gray dudes".



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 10:46 AM
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Interesting find! I believe as do many that the Gulf, Carribean and the pacific side of the same central and south american land hide a great deal more critical information regarding the origin of mankind.

Im incredibly optimistic with the latest discoveries especially the topograghic radar imaging they managed to do in Bolivia earlier this year showing untold miles of unexplored ruins. I need to search for that thread and paste it in here, it was also very interesting. S&F



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