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пятница, 6 апреля 2018 г.

ancientarthistory: de-salva: ROCK ART IN AFRICA – Dabous…



ROCK ART IN AFRICA – Dabous Giraffe (Niger)

Dabous Giraffe Petroglyph – Prehistoric African (Kiffian or Tenerian)

Dabous, Ténéré Desert, Africa

ca. 8,000 – 6,000 BCE

Given the title of “World’s Largest Rock Art Petroglyph”, this giraffe is one of two life-sized rock art carvings located in Dabous in the Ténéré Desert. Scholars have determined the petroglyphs to be around 10,000 to 8,000 years old. During this time in Africa, only two groups of people could have created these carvings; the Kiffian or Tenerian people. The artists were not yet in the Bronze age and therefore probably used flint to carve images into the softer sandstone. 

Source: Bradshaw Foundation

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