Posts with tag: "caves"
Cave Paintings: The First Pictures
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Cave Paintings: The First Pictures

My husband and I were watching "The Croods" the other night and it hit me - were cave paintings the first pictures? At the end of the movie, when the father thinks he will never see his family again, he starts to draw them all on the wall and as the images come to life, he smiles as if he is looking at a family photo or video. (Image below is from that scene in the movie.)We were interested to learn more so we watched a documentary about Neanderthals. This particular documentary focused on the Neanderthals from the Asturias region of northern Spain - the cave that they spent most time researching and collecting artifacts from is called El Sidron. All evidence from that cave date back ...