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10.09.14 Marina Galperina

Cave painting on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are even older than previously thought — at least 39,900 years old, according to a paper just published in the journal Nature. Described as “proto-graffiti,” the renderings were created by blowing or spraying colored clay over objects to create defined contours. It features “stencil-like outlines of human hands and stick-legged animals” are […]

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07.18.13 Kyle Petreycik

Next Thursday the Brooklyn Museum will be opening a brand new exhibition…and luckily it’s all about cats. The upcoming exhibition entitled ‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ focuses on the representation of cats in ancient Egypt and aims to highlight the ongoing historical and cultural significance of our relationship with them. Ever since cats were first domesticated in […]

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05.15.12 Marina Galperina

New York University anthropologists and researchers are currently studying the (allegedly) oldest “illustrations of female anatomy” ever. The 37,000 year old “graphic” rendering on a collapsed roof of a rock shelter in France is, essentially, “circles with small slits on one side.” It’s a vulva, they say, the “Aurignacian vulvar representations.” That, right there. “You […]

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