April 22, 2021
Science News

Israeli archaeologists crack mystery of cave paintings done in the dark – Haaretz

Prehistoric cave art can be extraordinarily evocative. When you can see it, that is. Oddly, some of the most masterful drawings were done in the pitch-black depths of caves, some in places almost impossible to reach, let alone appreciate the art.
People have been fascinated by caves since time immemorial. Yet why would a cave dweller tens of thousands of years ago venture hundreds of meters into the lightless underground, and why draw anything there?
Now a groundbreaking paper published by Yafit…

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