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Paintings of Prehistoric Horses and Elephants in Colombia


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On 12/1/2020 at 10:26 AM, Sevenbak said:

Sorry, no sale here.   Even with today's highly refined and fortified paints, things out in the open -  houses, bridges, etc, MUST be repainted on a regular basis every 10-20 years.  12000 years out in the open in wet and extreme conditions looking clear and sharp is just improbable.  I've seen red ochre paint on glyphs in the southwest, where it's dry and enclosed, and have been dated to 1000 years ago using fire hearth charcoal and lithic fragments, that have faded compared to more recent rock art.

"While the paintings are exposed to the elements, they are protected by overhanging rock, which means they remain in better condition than other rock art found in the Amazon."

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/amazon-rainforest-ice-age-paintings-scli-intl/index.html

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1 hour ago, ksfisher said:

"While the paintings are exposed to the elements, they are protected by overhanging rock, which means they remain in better condition than other rock art found in the Amazon."

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/amazon-rainforest-ice-age-paintings-scli-intl/index.html

Have you seen all the pics?  Wide ones too?  There are 8 miles of these cliffs, that are full of the art panels.  And while some naturally have overhangs, others don't.  You can literally see the water marks, and the still clear imagery.

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On 12/2/2020 at 2:50 PM, ksfisher said:

That's fantastic.  I'm glad they were found.

Me too.  I love how rich and deep, and how detailed the color and texture is...  

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These paintings look beautiful. Here's hoping we get more information about them. 

@Sevenbak, how old were those paintings in Southern Utah which you examined?

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