Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Magic of Hunters

During more than 10 000 years, while the ice age was still at its peak, early artists painted on the walls of caves with living representations of animals that were hunted.Te frescoes were painted in the deepest corners and may have played a role in magic rituals that were supposed to ensure success in hunt.That would explain the views of arrows and mesh patterns that may show some kind of trap, in some of these paintings.Many characters are beautifully painted, sometimes in several colors ranging from black to yellow to red brown ochers.Other characters were are scratched or carved into the walls of caves, or on portable pieces of stone or bone.

1 comment:

bigcatdetective said...

Mesh patterns most probably illustrate nets........

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