45,000-Year-Old Pig Painting: First Figurative Cave Art Of An Animal?


Cave Paintings Portray Realism

Health Editor’s Note: There have been a lot of paintings of this pig (Sulawesi warty pig) is a clear sign that these pigs were so plentiful or common. These pigs may have been the first animals to be painted in a realistic manner…..Carol

Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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  1. Seriously, 45,000 years old drawing?
    Ha, we can’t find any authentic iron blades from the early Middle Ages, but here’s a drawing… )))
    What kind of paint is that?

    • George, The “paint” is ochre which is really a clay earth pigment which is made of ferric oxide and clay or sand. Most of these cave paintings, all over the world, uses ochre. Colors range from yellow to orange, to brown. Wouldn’t objects made of iron be subject to rusting and while rusting would eventually disappear?

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