Week 1 – Cave Paintings

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Week 1 – Cave Paintings

Postby Prof. Gustavo Flores » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:43 am

The history of cave paintings can be a difficult path to follow. Stating the ages of the paintings has always been an issue. The most common method to know that information is through radiocarbon dating, however, it can also produce misleading results if it is contaminated by other material.

That taken apart, it is still a common method to study the age of cave paintings. Research has shown that the oldest cave painting is the one located in Maltravieso Cave in Cáceres Spain. It dates back to 67,000 years ago and it depicts a red hand! When talking about animal cave paintings, the oldest one can be found in Timpuseng cave in Sulawesi (Indonesian island), and it depicts a pig!

Regarding figurative cave paintings, the earliest ones can be found in Chauvet Cave in France, dating back to 30,000 years ago. Care to know what they look like? Well, solve the following jigsaw puzzle and find out!

Please, solve the jigsaw puzzle and send your solution to hol.bookclub @ gmail.com (without the spaces) with the following subject line: ‘Week 1 - Jigsaw - HOL ID’ by July 8th, 11:59pm HOL time. Your correct solution will earn you 10 points!

Don’t forget to include your HOL name, ID and House in the body of the email!
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Re: Week 1 – Cave Paintings – Jigsaw Puzzle

Postby Prof. Gustavo Flores » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:44 am

Solutions have been sent from:

Amaryllis Storm
Anna Snape
Arianna Stonewater
Aurelia West
Felicity Haverra
Gail Allen
Ingvild Ogden
Janie Peterson
Kendra Givens
Maxim Trevelyan
Polaris Black
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Shiloh Adlar
Silas Hipolito Crist
Vanessa Tilley
Will Lestrange
Zach Jameson
Zen McGregor
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Re: Week 1 – Cave Paintings

Postby Prof. Gustavo Flores » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:08 am

Thank you all for participating in this puzzle task! :)

The solution to the puzzle, if you are curious, is this one:

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Have a wonderful week everyone!! And don't forget to particpate in Tasks for Week 2! :D
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