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Cave Art

Contemporary Art's 'Early Men' Pick Up Where Paleolithic Cave Painters Left Off

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts

Why did the earliest of early artists -- we're talking the Upper Paleolithic era here -- make art? Were they attempting to communicate through symbols...

Scientists Discover World's Oldest Hand Stencil

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.09.2014 | Science

When scientists discovered beautiful hand stencils painted on the walls of an Indonesian cave back in the 1950s, they thought the artwork was about 10...

Cave's Strange Artwork Said Created By Neanderthals

natureheader | Ewen Callaway | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science

It looks like a game of tic tac toe, but engravings found deep inside a cave in Gibraltar might be a Neanderthal masterpiece. At more than 39,000 year...

Sun Probe Will Be Covered In WHAT For Protection!?

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 02.21.2014 | Science

A European spacecraft set to launch toward the sun in 2017 will be protected by a paint once used in prehistoric cave art. The European Space Agency...

We Were Wrong About 'Supernova' Cave Art, Astronomer Says

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Thousands of years ago a star exploded in a supernova, leaving behind the glorious riot of colored gas we see now as the Crab Nebula. The light from t...

LOOK: Animal Trackers Make Rare, Unexpected Discovery

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 11.10.2013 | Science

White-lipped peccaries may not be glamorous-looking, but like their truffle-sniffing cousins, they sometimes turn up treasure. On the trail of the p...

First Cave Artists Mostly Men, Or Women?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science

You go, girls. New research suggests that many of the first artistic masters were women, not men. For years, researchers have assumed that ancient ...

Cave Art Spotlights Prehistoric View of Cosmos

LiveScience | Miriam Kramer | Posted 06.28.2013 | Science

Some of the oldest art in the United States maps humanity's place in the cosmos, as aligned with an ancient religion. A team of scientists has uncov...

Were America's Oldest Cave Paintings Finally Found?

Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

Archaeologists recently discovered hidden cave drawings which may be the oldest works of rock art in America, according to a new paper in Antiquity. ...

Earliest Known Cave Paintings Might Have Been Made By Neanderthals

natureheader | Posted 05.17.2013 | Arts

By Tim Appenzeller In a damp Spanish cave, Alistair Pike applies a small grinder to the world's oldest known paintings. Every few minutes, the dent...

Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Shouldn't the most authoritative of our cultural institutions, certainly those renown globally, be so sensitive as to represent the history of international art with the like mindedness of diplomats to mitigating the injuries historically wrought by political and cultural colonizations?

Spanish Cave Paintings Shown As Oldest In World

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.15.2012 | Arts

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- New tests show that crude Spanish cave paintings of a red sphere and handprints are the oldest in the world, so ancie...

X-Rated Cave Art May Help Solve Migration Riddle

Posted 02.23.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/22/2012 05:04 PM EST on LiveScience A stick figure man with a giant phallus dubbed "...

The Oldest Found Work Of Art Ever!

Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

You thought art history was limited to human beings? Well, think again. A recently discovered painting in Spanish caves in Costa Del Sol was found ...

Is This Sex Pistols Graffiti An Archaeological Gem?

Telegraph | Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

Dr John Schofield, of the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, said they are worthy of being preserved as heritage pieces and should b...

The Remarkable Realism Of Cave Paintings

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- Cave painters during the Ice Age were more like da Vinci than Dali, sketching realistic depictions of horses they saw rather than dream...

Cave Drawings Made By Prehistoric Toddlers

Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

It all started when a Cambridge archaeologist looked at a cave drawing in the French caverns at Rouffignac and thought "my 3 year old could do this." ...

The Week In Art: Hitler's Parents,

Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts

It's been a bizarre week in Arts: portraits of Hitler's parents surfaced, ancient cave art was discovered, we explored the revolution in Cairo's stree...

Freedom, Satire & Toothpicks: Highlights This Week

Posted 06.30.2011 | Arts

Innovation, satire and fighting for what you believe it have been themes on HuffPost Arts this week. We questioned controversial trends: historic cari...

Neanderthals Wore Make-Up, Liked To Chat

abcnews.com | Dan Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Francesco d'Errico, an archaeologist from the University of Bordeaux, France, has found crafted lumps of pigment - essentially crayons - left behind b...