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Picture This! Ten Mysterious Examples of Rock Art from the Ancient World

Petroglyph attributed to Classic Vernal Style, Fremont archaeological culture, eastern Utah, USA.

Petroglyph attributed to Classic Vernal Style, Fremont archaeological culture, eastern Utah, USA.

More than 6,000 years ago people were telling stories, but not with words. They captured their lives in pictures on the walls of caves and other rock surfaces.  This was a preliterate time of human existence, or a time before language was written down and people were able to read and write. But the stories these ancients told in pictures still engage the mind in astonishing ways. These chroniclers of their times gave us the gift of ancient sight. We can see how life was lived thousands of years ago just by looking at these artfully painted images.  How amazing is that? Continue reading