8 awesome rock art sites around the world

Imagine going for a hike and you come across a cave decorated to the max with rock art dating back to the last Ice Age some 30,000 years ago. Wanna know where these awesome sites are? Here are 8 of the best.

Rock art is an important aspect in archaeology, it provides researchers with an artistic glimpse into the past, a visual of what they saw, the animals that were alive, and some of the traditions they stuck by.

Altamira Cave, Spain

Altamira Cave, Spain

San rock art, Southern Africa

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The Cave of Hands (Cueva de las manos), Argentina 

hand paintings, argentina

Lascuax, France

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Laas Gaal, Somalia

Laas Gaal, Somalia

Gabarnmung Rock Shelter (Dreamtime Cave), Australia

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dreamtime cave, gabammung, australia

Rouffignac Cave, France

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Chauvet Cave, France (I should try to stay objective with these, but this one is my favourite)

chauvet cave, france

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PS: I don’t own these images.

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7 thoughts on “8 awesome rock art sites around the world

    • Thanks so much John! Had a look at the rock art in Texas now, really beautiful stuff and great to see the conservation happening there as well!

      Thanks for sharing!

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