Prehistoric art http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28931/all en Ancient petroglyphs stolen from California site recovered http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/ancient-petroglyphs-stolen-california-site-recovered <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dan Whitcomb</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Four ancient petroglyphs that were stolen from a historic site in Northern California last year have been recovered, but no suspects have been identified in the brazen theft, federal authorities said on Thursday.</p> <p>The petroglyphs, which were carved into volcanic rock more than 3,500 years ago, were discovered missing in October from the site in the Volcanic Tablelands, east of Yosemite, near California's border with Nevada.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/ancient-petroglyphs-stolen-california-site-recovered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Native American art Prehistoric art Religion Visual arts Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:00:42 +0000 5742488 at http://www.globalpost.com Famed French cave paintings on exhibit in Chicago http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/famed-french-cave-paintings-exhibit-chicago <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Stunning reproductions of the famed cave paintings of Lascaux are being displayed for the first time outside of France at an exhibit in Chicago opening Wednesday.</p> <p>Meticulously copied to the millimeter, the full-sized replicas include images that have not been shown since the cave was closed to the public in 1963 in order to preserve the ancient masterpieces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/famed-french-cave-paintings-exhibit-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art of the Upper Paleolithic Prehistoric art Visual arts AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:47:57 +0000 5788246 at http://www.globalpost.com Famed French cave paintings on exhibit in Chicago http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/famed-french-cave-paintings-exhibit-chicago-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Stunning reproductions of the famed cave paintings of Lascaux are being displayed for the first time outside of France at an exhibit in Chicago opening Wednesday.</p> <p>Meticulously copied to the millimeter, these full-sized replicas are one of the only way to see these images, since the cave was closed to the public in 1963 in order to preserve the ancient masterpieces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/famed-french-cave-paintings-exhibit-chicago-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeology Art of the Upper Paleolithic Prehistoric art Technology AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 02:15:51 +0000 5788323 at http://www.globalpost.com 5,000 cave paintings discovered in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130525/5000-cave-paintings-discovered-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Archeologists have found nearly 5,000 cave paintings made by hunter-gatherers in a northeastern Mexico mountain range where pre-Hispanic groups were not known to have existed.</p> <p>The yellow, red, white and black paintings depict humans, deers, lizards and centipedes, suggesting that the groups hunted, fished and gathered food, according to the National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH).</p> <p>They also painted religious, astronomical and abstract scenes and most of the images are very well preserved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130525/5000-cave-paintings-discovered-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art of the Upper Paleolithic Prehistoric art Visual arts Well being Sat, 25 May 2013 17:55:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846083 at http://www.globalpost.com 5,000 cave paintings discovered in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130525/5000-cave-paintings-discovered-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Archeologists have found nearly 5,000 cave paintings made by hunter-gatherers in a northeastern Mexico mountain range where pre-Hispanic groups were not known to have existed.</p> <p>The yellow, red, white and black paintings depict humans, deers, lizards and centipedes, suggesting that the groups hunted, fished and gathered food, according to the National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH).</p> <p>They also painted religious, astronomical and abstract scenes and most of the images are very well preserved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130525/5000-cave-paintings-discovered-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art of the Upper Paleolithic Prehistoric art Visual arts Tourism Sat, 25 May 2013 18:15:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846092 at http://www.globalpost.com Gov't to build dam for endangered prehistoric engravings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130616/govt-build-dam-endangered-prehistoric-engravings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 16 (Yonhap) -- The government said Sunday it will build a dike-like movable dam in front of a set of prehistoric engravings in the southeastern city of Ulsan to preserve them from being eroded by flood water.</p> <p>The measure, which comes after a decade-long conflict among the central and local governments and residents over how to protect the Bangudae Petroglyphs, is expected to help South Korea's efforts to apply by 2017 to have them added to the UNESCO world heritage list.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130616/govt-build-dam-endangered-prehistoric-engravings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Petroglyphs Prehistoric art Visual arts Yonhap News Agency Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:30:02 +0000 5858081 at http://www.globalpost.com Professor who found oldest U.S. cave art says there's more http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130628/professor-who-found-oldest-us-cave-art-says-theres-more <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tim Ghianni</p> <p>NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Jan Simek, leader of the team that discovered the oldest known cave art in the United States, says he is far from finished.</p> <p>The 60-year-old science professor at the University of Tennessee still plans to belly crawl through caves or climb atop bluffs in the hope of finding more art in his cave-rich state.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130628/professor-who-found-oldest-us-cave-art-says-theres-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art of the Upper Paleolithic Jan Simek Prehistoric art Visual arts War Thomson Reuters Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:03:16 +0000 5870607 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain prehistoric cave art gems reopen to lucky few http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some of Europe's most spectacular prehistoric cave paintings reopen for a glimpse to a handful of visitors on Thursday at Altamira in northern Spain after a 12-year closure.</p> <p>Renowned for vivid paintings of bison and animal-headed humans, the rocky cave closed in 2002 because scientists said the breath from crowds of visitors was damaging the prehistoric paint.</p> <p>Now it reopens to small, select groups of visitors who will have to wear masks and overalls while experts assess the impact on the paintings, the culture ministry said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art of the Upper Paleolithic Prehistoric art Prehistoric Europe Technology AFP Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:04:50 +0000 6082290 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain prehistoric cave art gems reopen to lucky few http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some of Europe's most spectacular prehistoric cave paintings reopen for a glimpse to a handful of visitors on Thursday at Altamira in northern Spain after a 12-year closure.</p> <p>Renowned for vivid paintings of bison and animal-headed humans, the rocky cave closed in 2002 because scientists said the breath from crowds of visitors was damaging the prehistoric paint.</p> <p>Now it reopens to small, select groups of visitors who will have to wear masks and overalls while experts assess the impact on the paintings, the culture ministry said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art of the Upper Paleolithic Prehistoric art Prehistoric Europe Technology AFP Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:04:50 +0000 6082291 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain prehistoric cave art gems reopen to lucky few http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With its 14,000-year-old red bison, Spain's Altamira cave paintings reopened to a lucky handful of visitors Thursday, giving them a glimpse of some of the world's most spectacular prehistoric art.</p> <p>Renowned for vivid paintings of beasts and animal-headed humans, the Altamira cave closed in 2002 because scientists said the breath from crowds of visitors was damaging the prehistoric paint.</p> <p>On Thursday it reopened for five members of the public, chosen by lot from visitors to a nearby museum that houses replicas of the paintings at Santillana del Mar, in the Cantabria region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art of the Upper Paleolithic Prehistoric art Prehistoric Europe Technology AFP Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:02:37 +0000 6082421 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain prehistoric cave art gems reopen to lucky few http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With its 14,000-year-old red bison, Spain's Altamira cave paintings reopened to a lucky handful of visitors Thursday, giving them a glimpse of some of the world's most spectacular prehistoric art.</p> <p>Renowned for vivid paintings of beasts and animal-headed humans, the Altamira cave closed in 2002 because scientists said the breath from crowds of visitors was damaging the prehistoric paint.</p> <p>On Thursday it reopened for five members of the public, chosen by lot from visitors to a nearby museum that houses replicas of the paintings at Santillana del Mar, in the Cantabria region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art of the Upper Paleolithic Prehistoric art Prehistoric Europe Technology AFP Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:02:37 +0000 6082422 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain prehistoric cave art gems reopen to lucky few http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With its 14,000-year-old red bison, Spain's Altamira cave paintings reopened to a handful of visitors Thursday, giving them a glimpse of some of the world's most spectacular prehistoric art.</p> <p>Renowned for vivid paintings of beasts and animal-headed humans, the Altamira cave closed in 2002 because breath and microscopic fungi introduced by visitors threatened to ruin the prehistoric paint.</p> <p>On Thursday it reopened for five lucky visitors, chosen by lot from ticket-holders at a nearby museum that houses replicas of the paintings at Santillana del Mar, in the Cantabria region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art of the Upper Paleolithic Cantabria Prehistoric art Technology AFP Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:54:43 +0000 6082696 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain prehistoric cave art gems reopen to lucky few http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With its 14,000-year-old red bison, Spain's Altamira cave paintings reopened to a handful of visitors Thursday, giving them a glimpse of some of the world's most spectacular prehistoric art.</p> <p>Renowned for vivid paintings of beasts and animal-headed humans, the Altamira cave closed in 2002 because breath and microscopic fungi introduced by visitors threatened to ruin the prehistoric paint.</p> <p>On Thursday it reopened for five lucky visitors, chosen by lot from ticket-holders at a nearby museum that houses replicas of the paintings at Santillana del Mar, in the Cantabria region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140227/spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems-reopen-lucky-few-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art of the Upper Paleolithic Cantabria Prehistoric art Technology AFP Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:54:43 +0000 6082695 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/philippines-oldest-artworks-danger-disappearing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On a small rock wall a short drive from the Philippine capital, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.</p> <p>The 127 engravings of people, animals and geometric shapes are the Southeast Asian nation's oldest known artworks, but encroaching urbanisation, vandals and the ravages of nature are growing threats.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/philippines-oldest-artworks-danger-disappearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeology Business Petroglyphs Prehistoric art Technology AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:22:50 +0000 6128126 at http://www.globalpost.com