12-13k old artwork(?)

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  1. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    old artwork(?)
    or writing down a story?
    Serrania La Lindosa

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    OK
    let us assume---story
    can we learn to read it?
     
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    OK
    Here's another one

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    6 guys with erections
    several groupings of 18 lines
    3 animals with peculiar feet

    Translation?
     
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  7. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Where did you find the image? Where is it from? What did the experts have to say about it?
     
  8. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    I don't really know how old it is. Preliterate cultures have made rock "art" like that up until comparatively modern times. I have no trouble accepting that paleolithic people were doing it too, tens of thousands of years ago.

    (I put "art" in quotes because imagery like this probably played a different role in these people's lives than art plays in ours today.)

    Yes, that's what I'd guess that it is. It looks awfully elaborate.

    My guess is that it illustrates a traditional myth recited by this culture's shamans or people like that. Perhaps it had a ritual purpose of some sort and people did some unknown something for unknown reasons in the space before this rock. But I'm just speculating.

    Probably not. It's probably illustrating scenes from a story, but recreating the story around it would be an exercise in our own imagination.
     
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  10. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Serrania La Lindosa

    recent studies have focused on several archaeological sites in the SerranĂ­a La Lindosa, which is located in the Northwestern Colombian Amazon, and have human occupations dating as early as 13,000 years ago

    ok
    caveat: what was dated from pits at the base of the artwork doesn't guarantee the age of the artwork
    but it does seem most likely

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    as re "experts"
    'twould better that one should think for oneself.
     
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    There seems t be a dominant horizontal pattern to the story(?) depictions
    (right to left? or left to right?)

    as/re:
    The experts:
    What none of us sciforums members has is access to the entire 8 miles of the rock paintings.
    (wild guess from someone with degrees in anthropology and archaeology)
    the rock paintings were done over several generations-----------or by several different members of the group over several years?

    ok guess
    left to right?
    or
    right to left?
     
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    The first History books......

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  14. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    well
    maybe not the first?
     
  15. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    ok
    mea culpa
    When news broke worldwide of an incredible find in Colombia, local experts and guides say their knowledge was ignored and the region was misrepresented
    so
    credit where credit is due
    The locals were studying the paintings for decades
    "All members of the community interviewed for this story say the indigenous groups of the region have always known about the murals and recognize them as part of their cultural heritage."
    see
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/hist...pJobID=2045381133&spReportId=MjA0NTM4MTEzMwS2
     
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