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Cave Paintings

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...

Sun Probe Will Be Covered In WHAT For Protection!? | 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...

Archaeologists Find Priceless Cache Of Cave Paintings

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.24.2013 | Arts

Mexican researchers announced a remarkable find this week: nearly 5,000 well-preserved cave paintings scattered across 11 different sites. The 4,92...

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...

Origins of Cave Art

Jessica Olien | Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy
Jessica Olien

Even in the stone age artists were misunderstood.

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...

Old School: Evidence of Ancient Art Studio Found In South Africa | Posted 12.14.2011 | Arts

Digging deeper in a South African cave that had already yielded surprises from the Middle Stone Age, archaeologists have uncovered a 100,000-year-old ...

A Typography Timeline: From Cave Paintings To Web Fonts | Posted 06.28.2011 | Books

From Zoe Triska, Huffington Post: Counterspace provides a cool timeline of the history of typography, from cave paintings to web fonts. ...

WATCH: Werner Herzog On Cave Art

Posted 06.25.2011 | Arts

Werner Herzog's new film, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," examines some of the first traces of human culture. In the documentary, the prolific German dire...

How Art Made the World

Jane Chafin | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

How and why did ancient humans take that first step toward capturing three-dimensional reality in a two-dimensional space? The epic five-part BBC series How Art Made the World sets out to answer this question.

Werner Herzog's Unforgotten Dreams: Illuminating the Cave Paintings at Chauvet

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Adams

In a screening last month, I saw the unreleased Cave of Forgotten Dreams. There were literally six people in the audience, and Herzog allowed only us to see the mechanics behind the making of the film.