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cave art

noun
1.
paintings and engravings on the walls of caves and rock-shelters, especially naturalistic depictions of animals, produced by Upper Paleolithic peoples of western Europe between about 28,000 and 10,000 years ago.
Origin of cave art
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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  • Magdalenian civilization was gradually broken up, and the cave art suffered sharp decline until at length it perished utterly.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

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