Archaeologists uncover nearly 5,000 ancient cave paintings in Burgos, Mexico

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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 01:32 PM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
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Hmm. Aesthetic standards must have degenerated considerably since Lascaux.

edit on 24/5/13 by Astyanax because: of T. Ypo.


A different place,in a different time.
Lascaux is amazing in its own right.
Caves,the best places to preserve ancient images.
Yet in Burgos the images are in some part on ravines,not caves which makes it amazing they have survived at all.




posted on May, 24 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse

Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by Lady_Tuatha
 

Hmm. Aesthetic standards must have degenerated considerably since Lascaux.

edit on 24/5/13 by Astyanax because: of T. Ypo.


A different place,in a different time.



I thought you were posting a Kenny Chesney song



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 06:47 PM
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I wish they would upload more photographs of the cave art.

I cant find any new ones online as yet



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 11:03 PM
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I liked the first one. It looked like a community. Different parts seemed to be completed by various individuals. Each with his own perspective and done with his talents and abilities. I like what seems to be a row of bells at the very top. and a very crude stick drawing of a ship with it's crew at the front and center.

One has to wonder what were the social structures, interactions that would cause a group to gather in the dark of a cave and draw? And beyond this, how did they maintain their basic social order? Assuming a social order.

Not to get to far afield here. While there is much to be said about some colored stains on a stone cave wall, I myself have to wonder in terms of importance, which has the greater sway: that we today are able to have a glimpse into he lives of the men and women who created them, or that those who created them are honored by having us to see them?



posted on May, 28 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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Just a quick comment here:

The paintings were not done in a single time or in a single sitting... think of them as graffiti that's been placed in those locations over a period of a thousand years or more. Individuals or groups may NOT have any relationship to the symbols near them, below them, or on top of them.

The sites may not have been used continuously.





 
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