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Sistine Chapel of the Ancients

Every once in a while, an article pops up on my librarian’s screen, and I just have to click it. Such was the case for this Guardian article about recently discovered Ice Age rock art! “Hailed as the Sistine Chapel of the ancients, archaeologists have found tens of thousands of paintings of animals and humans created up to 12,500 years ago across cliff faces that stretch across nearly eight miles in Colombia.”

The rock art of La Lindosa Guavire in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Park. Image: Judith Trujillo Téllez, Investigador Gipri, Colombia.

It’s not everyday that you spot something in the news that you know will impact the fields of art history, anthropology, archaeology, and biology – to name just a few; they’ve already discovered images of now-extinct animals, and there is so much more to learn!

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