is a global phenomenon and can be "found" in some abundance
on every continent save Antarctica. Virtually every traditional
peoples created "art" usually as a part of their cultural paradigm that
was comprised of myth, ritual and art or artifact. Hence, most
rock art, especially that which is the oldest, is ritual art at some
level. Rock art can be dated as far back
as 32,500 BP and might be as recent as last year.
Since accessing the often remote areas where ancient rock art is to be
difficult, photographs constitute perhaps the best way
to "see" rock
The photographs in these portfolios, as well as those in the
(available by clicking the name) are the work of rock art researcher
R. Paul Firnhaber. Firnhaber has been visiting, studying and
photographing rock art for 25 years on five continents as part of his
on-going research on the origins and development of the culture and
ideologies (often religion) of the
human family. These images constitute a mere fraction of the more
he has gathered.
Firnhaber lives in Estonia in northern Europe.
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