Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ancient Whale Hunts in Chilean Rock Art

Painted in the Atacama Desert, miles from the sea, are hundreds of paintings that show marine life. They are thought to be about 1500 years old. Most striking are the images of whale hunts. So far as we know these people actually hunted only small whales (those are the bones archaeologists find), so they have exaggerated the size of the whales to make the enterprise seem even more dangerous.

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