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Ancient rock art in the plains of India

nytimes.com
  • Amateur archaeologists have discovered in India a set of approximately 1200 sculptures carved on rocks dating from the Stone Age.
  • The etched figures represent human beings, tigers, elephants, rhinoceroses, deers, hippopotamuses, birds, turtles, sharks, and other abstract forms.
  • According to the estimate of the archaeologists, the figures are between 10,000 and 40,000 years old, approximately.
  • The scenes carved on the rocks show typical human activities dedicated to hunting animals and collecting wild plants and fruits.

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