Many caves illuminating human history have been discovered since prehistoric times. Here are some of them.
Cueva de las Manos, Argentina
It is a cave located in the province of Santa Cruz in the south of Argentina. There are some paintings and handprints that shed light on the history of humanity in the cave. Among these ruins, BC. 11,000 BC There are many works made between 7,000 years ago. Three colors, red, yellow and black, were used for handprints. The cave was included in the list of world heritage sites by UNESCO in 1999.
Chauvet Cave, France
Chauvet Cave is located in southern France and was discovered on December 18, 1994. As a result of the carbon tests, cave paintings are approximately 32,000 years old. The skulls of extinct creatures such as cave bears, mammoths, Woolly Rhinoceros have been found in the cave.
Ubirr, Kakadu National Park, Australia
It is a residential area with pictures of approximately 20,000-year-old aborigines. It also has human pictures besides animals.
Altamira Cave, Spain
It is a cave dating from the paleolithic ages in the northern part of Spain. It was found in 1879. The oldest paintings in the cave are approximately 36,000 years old.
Magura Cave, Bulgaria
The pictures, estimated to be between 8,000 and 10,000 years old, describe the hunting party.
Tadrart Acacus, Libya
The oldest pictures are about 14,000 years old. There are animals and carvings such as giraffes, elephants, ostriches and camels, as well as people and horses. Various daily life situations of people are emphasized, such as when playing music and dancing. We also learn from the pictures that the Sahara Desert once had green and wetlands.
Serra da Capivara, Brazil
The oldest pictures are about 25,000 years old. The pictures describe the hunting party, celebrations and rituals.
Lascaux Cave, France
More than 600 parietal murals decorate the interior walls and ceilings of the cave. The paintings belong primarily to the typical local and contemporary fauna, suitable for the fossil record of the upper paleolithic time. Many generations are thought to have an impact on cave paintings, and the paintings are dated 17,000 years ago. Found in 1940 by chance.
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, India
It is an archaeological site belonging to the Paleolithic Age, which displays the oldest traces of human life in the Indian Peninsula and is dated to the beginning of the Indian Stone Age. Some of the stone age rock paintings among the bhimbetka rock shelters are 30,000 years old.
Laas Gaal, Somalia
The paintings in the cave are between 5,000 and 10,000 years old. The pictures show various ceremonies and animals.