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PAINTINGS IN ZAMBIA OF 35,000 YEARS AGO


From a web new, we knew that some archeologists, the names are not specified, in a cave of the Zambia, (of which they do not specify name and locality), have discovered some paintings representing men, mammals and birds, that they attributed to 35,000 years ago.
We add that this date in Europe corresponds to the beginning of the Upper Paleolithic.
In France and Spain, during the Upper Paleolithic, the paintings in cave represent only animals, nearly exclusively the mammals.
These paintings of the Zambia have much affinity with the paintings of the Mesolithic of the caves in Spain, where there are represented animals jointly with men. Also the style joins them.
It is difficult to imagine many affinities between two artistic activities separated from 24,000 years.
We remember that the datings of the paintings are very more difficult than the datings of the tools, that are found in datables beds. Source: English yextBBC News, with photography, 2 May, 2000



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