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i look at this and just feel a profound belonging u know?? i dont often look at people and think I'm one of them but this is like. yeah. these are our ancestors.

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prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

look at her!! gorgeous

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

look at these rhinos! this slaps so hard. im feeling things

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

Man, something i love about all these is that they're imperfect. not everything has to be symmetrical, to scale, smooth, or complete. it's evocative, it's basic, it gets the message across. and isnt that all that art needs to be? isn't that what makes us human?? fuck dude

@umalkosh this is the best image description of this sculpture I ever saw.
Thank you!

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prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@umalkosh LΓΆwenmensch aka the first fursona (c. 40,000 bce)

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@prehensile hell yeah love this cat

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@umalkosh the only humanoid figure in the entire Lascaux complex is this bird headed guy with a boner

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@prehensile fuck Yeah all my needs are being met!!

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@umalkosh YES YES YES
I LOVE what people now call 'crudity' in art, things looking rough, natural, lopsided, wonky, evocative, powerful. I vibe with it so hard. Much of my own art ends up looking kind of 'primal' because I honestly feel that pull toward a wordless age of image and nature. I don't have any images on hand but I have this article I've loved for a while
theoutline.com/post/2209/what-

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@umalkosh yeah this is sick

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@umalkosh this 200,000 year old handaxe was deliberately shaped around a fossil shell. it's one of the earliest art objects known, and predates the arrival of Homo Sapiens to Europe (where it was discovered).

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@troodon oh yeahhhhhh babey!!! Yea!!!!!!

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@umalkosh one of my other favorites is a cave that has paint splatters all over the ceiling, which were made by making balls of semi-absorbent material, soaking them in different colors of paint, and then slinging them up onto the 20'-high-ceiling as hard as possible. the anthropologists are all "this must have been a very important ceremony" and all I can think is "one guy figured out how to do this and then got all his friends together and they had a contest, and laughed like loons while covered in paint and probably drunk." XD

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@troodon omg that sounds so fun and awesome

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@umalkosh I have a whole big book of prehistoric art, it's just so *neat* to see how ancient humans were really actually humans, y'know? and as much as anthropologists have to stick to stuffy "hem hem well it probably had /ritual meanings/" there's a *lot* of stuff that's obviously just humans being humans and doing stuff because they thought it was fun, or funny, or just--nice to look at. :)

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@troodon yes!! we've been humans for all this time!!!

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@troodon @umalkosh that's a magic item

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@umalkosh I think the carved stone balls are really cool. It doesn't seem like there's consensus on why they were made but I bet it would be really relaxing to work on.

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@flowerenby ohhhhhh yes oh my gosh these are so funky!!

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@umalkosh

Hawaiian petroglyphs on the Kona coast

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@Lonu oh HELL yeah my man this ROCKS look at that!!

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@umalkosh Flawless, like all weasels.

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@GavUnimpressive truly a perfect representation!!

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@bound technically not prehistoric but still very cool!!

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@bound no, its fine. you make a good point!

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@bound @umalkosh the 1st thing I thought of was Skara Brae, so thank u for sharing those pics

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@bound @umalkosh Same. It was one of the most amazing places I've ever seen. There is such an air about the place. And you are literally walking in their footsteps, in their living spaces and beds.

I hadn't heard about this discovery. How fascinating. Would love to know what it means.

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@umalkosh sharing pics from the article because it is quite a long one
This photo is from the Cueva de la Pileta:

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@Natomatic oh wow, this is intense!

prehistoric art appreciation thread, feel free to add your faves! 

@umalkosh no idea what these are or 'mean' but I feel like I used to know the language, and that I've written in it before without being able to translate it to anything

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