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Valcamonica is home to thousands of prehistoric carvings. Image by Erich Ferdinand.

Valcamonica [in Italy] is home to thousands of prehistoric carvings. Image by Erich Ferdinand.

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year old cave prehistoric art at a new replica in France

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Sun Symbol ~ Native American Plains Indian Rock Art ~ Photo by Roberto Botello

Axial Gallery, The aurochs jumped over the horse – also known as the “Falling Cow”, Photo: Ralph Morse/Time Life http://rolfgross.dreamhosters.com/CavePainting/Lascaux/Lascaux.html

Photographer Ralph Morse recalls what it was like to encounter the lifelike, gorgeous handiwork of a long-vanished people: the Cro-Magnon.

Detalhe de desenhos na Toca do Pajaú. A toca possui pinturas rupestres na tradição do nordeste que datam de 12 mil a 6,5 mil anos.

Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara

The engraved images of two giraffes, estimated to be some 7000-9000 yrs old, have been found atop a 50-foot-high sandstone outcrop in the Sahara Desert of northeastern Niger. One is more than 20 feet high. They are among the finest examples of African rock art found to date; the larger of the two images may well be the largest-known single prehistoric work of art in the world.

The engraved images of two giraffes, estimated to be some yrs old, have been found atop a sandstone outcrop in the Sahara Desert of northeastern Niger. One is more than 20 feet high. They are among the finest examples of African rock art .

Altamira cave, Spain. Paintings around 14,000 years old.

Hall of Bulls, Lascaux Caves.Lascaux Caves is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings.

The cave of Inanke in southern Zimbabwe contains some of the most magnificent prehistoric paintings in the world that are from 5,000 to 10,000 years old. One figure larger than the rest is an extremely attenuated personage with the body of a man and a tiny head. His upper torso leans forward as if struggling to stand.

The cave of Inanke in southern Zimbabwe contains some of the most magnificent…

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