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Re: How is Rock Art aged?
Dec 17, 2012, 20:39
bladup wrote:
tiompan wrote:
bladup wrote:
Sanctuary wrote:
thesweetcheat wrote:
Lots of these patterns (particularly spirals, zig zags and chevrons) appear in the edges of message pads when people doodle while on the phone/in meetings. I'm not sure that most of the people are taking hallucinogens at work (I could be wrong), so isn't an equally plausible explanation that these are the sort of patterns people make when decorating things?

Hell of a doodle in stone eh. Can you imagine the phone bill for a three week call :-)

Ha, a lot of stone tools could have been sharpened in the process of making the rock art as well, these people did like killing two birds with one stone [3 or 4 if they could], making art and at the same time stone tools sounds good to me.

The creation of rock art tends to result in the dulling of points not sharpening .

Rubbing tools [and various other tools] need dulling before use and rock art is made in various ways, as you well know.

You mentioned sharpening .

What gets found at rock art sites in those few cases where they have been excavated is lots of smashed quartz and possible hammer stones .Nothing wrong with killing two birds with one stone but it doesn't seem that likely from from what we have found at these rock art sites that have been excavated
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