Drawings From South East Spain - pre 12,000 BC
Caspian drawings are especially valuable as constituting the
earliest record of the daily avocations of primitive man, but
they are remarkable, too, for their animation and boldness of
line. This is very notable in the drawing from Morella la Vella,
the earliest battle picture in existance. The exaggerated legs
of the two figures beside this may perhaps be an artistic convention.
naturally forms the subject of many Caspian paintings, which
incidentally furnish proof of the very early invention of the
bow and arrow, as in this scene of a herd of deer driven over
a cliff. The animated picture beside this shows a man collecting
wild honey with bees buzzing around.
in south-eastern Spain at a period that may be roughly dated
between 10000 and 14000 BC, the Caspians left in their cave
dwellings which prove their possession of a high degree of culture.
Thus, in this group at Cogul (left) depicting perhaps, a marriage
scene, although the male figure (right) and the two female figures
above him, all three perhaps ritual dancers.
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