Prehistoric engravings

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August 7th 2016
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Today we visited Pair-non-Pair Cave. This underground cave was discovered in the late 1800s, and was found to have been occupied by humans between 200,000 and 20,000 years ago. The cave is noteworthy for engravings of animals on the walls, believed to have been made between 33,000 and 26,000 years ago. The engravings include representations of horses, bison, deer, ibex, and even a large moose-like animal,that is now extinct. Interestingly, ibex were not present in the area at the time, leading to the conclusion that the cave's occupants travelled to mountainous areas. One of the engravings, of a horse, depicts the animal looking back over its shoulder, and exhibits correct perspective. The cave yielded over 15,000 artifacts, including tools, ornaments, animal remains, and even an ancient flute..

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