Tag: Rock

Iron Age Rock Art Discovered Beneath Turkish House – ARTnews.com

Archaeologists have discovered rare rock art in an Iron Age subterranean complex, located underneath a house in Başbük, Turkey. The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal Antiquity, depicts a divine processional with eight deities across a 13-foot rock wall panel using a mix of cultural influences from the vast Assyrian Empire and local Syro-Anatolian deities. The discovery is the first known example of a ...

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Does This Amazon Rock Art Depict Extinct Ice Age Mammals?

At the end of the last ice age, South America was home to strange animals that have since vanished into extinction: giant ground sloths, elephant-like herbivores and an ancient lineage of horses. A new study suggests that we can see these lost creatures in enchanting ocher paintings made by ice age humans on a rocky outcrop in the Colombian Amazon.These dazzling rock art displays ...

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Controversial rock art in Amazon rainforest may depict extinct giants of the ice age

"(The paintings) have the whole diversity of Amazonia. Turtles and fishes to jaguars, monkeys and porcupines," said study author Jose Iriarte, a professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Iriate calls the frieze, which likely would have been painted over centuries, if not millennia, "the last journey," as he said it represents the arrival of humans ...

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Ancient Aboriginal rock art—removed by museum staff in the 1960s in an act of ‘official vandalism’—returns home

Sixty years after they were sawn from an ancient rock art gallery, the Preminghana petroglyphs are being returned to Tasmania’s Aboriginal community and their original site in the north-west of the Australian island state.The handover was announced in February 2021 by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in Hobart and its precursor, the Royal Society of Tasmania, as part of a wide-ranging apology ...

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7 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Max Colby at Rock Center to Hugh Hayden’s Outdoor Show

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)   Tuesday, January 18–Sunday, March 27 Max Colby, They Consume Each Other (2018–21), supported in part by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and YoungARTS ...

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Ancient Rock Art in Texas ‘Irreparably Damaged’ by Vandals – ARTnews.com

A grouping of ancient rock carvings in Texas’s Big Bend National Park were vandalized at the end of December, the National Park Service said last week. Authorities warned that the vandalism is not reversible. The rock carvings, known as petroglyphs, are sited in an area known as Indian Head. They date back multiple millennia, though it has not yet been possible for experts to ...

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‘Original archaeologists’: Arnhem Land traditional owners take charge of priceless rock art | Indigenous Australians

Traditional owners from western Arnhem Land say they are the “original archaeologists” of their country, and now they are taking action to preserve their priceless history on their own terms.“Many of the stories are still hidden away from non-Indigenous people who have learned very little about them,” Bininj traditional owner Conrad Maralngurra says.“They need to live with us for 10 or 20 years to ...

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Climate Change Is Damaging Prehistoric Rock Art—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter.  The Headlines TOP MARKS. At Sotheby’s modern art sale in New York last night, a 1949 Frida Kahlo self-portrait went for $34.9 million, a record for a Kahlo at auction—as well as a record for a work by any Latin American artist on the block. The previous record holder? That would be none other than the artist’s husband, Diego ...

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Rock star Miami police chief Art Acevedo’s future is on thin ice 6 months into job

In the memo, Acevedo accused city Commissioners Joe Carollo, Alex Diaz de la Portilla and Manolo Reyes of interfering with reform efforts and a confidential internal investigation. Commissioners Carollo, de la Portilla and Reyes could not be reached for comment when contacted by CNN. Mayor Suarez and City Manager Noriega also could not be reached for comment. The second meeting concluded with the commissioners ...

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