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The discovery was made in 2009, when Dr Alexine Keuroghlian of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Brazil Program and her colleagues were conducting surveys of white-lipped peccaries, herd-forming pig-like animals that travel long distances and are environmental indicators of healthy forests.
Dr Rodrigo Luis Simas de Aguiar, an archaeologist with the Federal University of Grande Dourados, determined that the Taboco cave paintings were made between 4,000 – 10,000 years ago by hunter-gatherer societies that either occupied the caves, or used them specifically for their artistic activities. The paintings are described in a paper published in the journal Revista Clio Arqueológica (full paper).
The scientists hope to conduct cave floor excavations and geological dating at the sites in order to fully interpret the paintings.
Painting of a human-like figure and symbols in a cave in the Taboco region, the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Image credit: Alexine Keuroghlian / WCS.
Paintings of a cat and prey in a cave in the Taboco region, the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Image credit: Liana Joseph / WCS.
Wildlife Conservation Society biologists have discovered cave paintings that are allegedly 4,000-10,000 years old in the Taboco region of the southwestern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. ...
S&F for an interesting article.
Unfortunately I dont see aliens, just very average artists working with very average tools.
If you look at the pic where you highlighted the outline of the figure, the misshapen head is not in the paint but rather on the rock and I think the things on the head are meant to represent ears.
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I'm speculating that those drawing represent the beings they encountered while chewing on the psychedelic jungle vines.