Hand Paintings or Hand Prints
Hand paintings are commonly depicted in rock art around the world from a wide variety of historic periods and cultures. According to Wiki "The most common rock art element found around the world, the human hand, exemplifies several pictography types. A technique used since the Neolithic is spraying around a hand, resulting in a negative image. The more common positive print was often made with pigment applied to the hand and transferred to the rock." See also http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/hands/
|Altamira Cave||At Monte Castillo|
|Chiribiquete National Park|
|Cueva de las Manos|
|Ennedi Massif||"There were numerous handprints from both men and women found among the rock art" (wiki)|
|Greater Blue Mountains|
|Mesa Verde||As part of a panel found on Mesa Verde’s Petroglyph Point Trail.|
|Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka|
|Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley||22F Cueva de las Manitas: Within the rock shelter, cave art is found with diverse zoomorphic and anthropomorphic motifs, such as feet soles and hands, from which this place gets its name. In the middle point of the rockshelter, the hands appear going upwards to the ceiling. (nom file)|
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