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Maya writing in Naj Tunich Cave
Naj Tunich Cave Maya pictographs
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The Maya pictographs in Naj Tunich Cave rocked the world of Maya archaeology when they were discovered.
Esplanade Polychrome style
Esplanade Polychrome style is known from only a handful of rock art sites in Mojave County Arizona.
Paenl of the Four Horses
Panel of the Four Horses, Chauvet in VR
The panel of the Four Horses in Chauvet Pont d'Arc cave is now online in VR
Pictograph panel in Buckhorn Wash
Pictograph 3D Model on the San Rafael Swell
Meta optimized virtual reality model of Barrier Canyon Style pictograph rock art on the San Rafael swell in Emery County Utah
Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, France
Chauvet Cave the discovery of 36,000-year-old art
almost 30 years ago explorers forced their way into Chauvet cave in France, what they found astounded the world.
Dstretch helps us see faded art
Dstretch, an algorithm adapted from NASA helps us see ancient rock art
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How do we see rock art that is mostly faded away?
Dating the cave paintings of Spain
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Alistair Pike discusses the work he has done with Dirk Hoffmann in dating the cave paintings of Northern Spain in this short video that I shot for National Geographic. The open question that Pike is trying to answer in his research is are all the cave paintings of Europe Human or are some of them Neanderthal? Its an interesting question. Neanderthals certainly could have produced some art, but there is not overwhelming evidence that they did. Refined dating techniques have pushed the age of the first paintings in Europe back. The oldest paintings are now known to be older than 40,000 years. But by the same token refinements in tracing migration by looking at the human genome indicate that homo sapiens sapiens first entered Europe 55,000 years ago. So the current oldest painting in El Castillo in Spain is well within the date range that modern humans occupied Europe. Proving that...
Bulls painted in Altamira Cave
Pointillism is 38,000 years old. We have invented nothing
Pointillism is 38,000 years old. We have invented nothing.
Rainbow Man, Barrier Canyon Style Pictographs, Emery County Utah
A horned anthropomorphic petroglyph with rainbows enhanced with D-Stretch. Barrier Canyon Style Pictographs, Emery County Utah Within this faded group of Barrier Canyon Style pictograph is the Double Rainbow man. The figure is somewhat faded so I have run D-Stretch to bring it then recombined it with the original image to make the figure above. (more…)