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PLACES OF CULT IN CAVES WITH PAINTINGS IN THE UPPER PALEOLITHIC




Fig. 31,1) Planimetry of caves with paintings of upper Paleolithic.
The caves with paleolithic paintings are generally long many hundreds of meters. There are caves, where it is necessary, for visiting them, to spread itself on the pavement, in order to pass through firm underground passages. Beyond, other paintings are found again.
These caves with paintings were places of cult, and some scholars with great admiration, but following a manner to say in use in the "history of the art", and that, however, concerns the aesthetic, not the science, defined them "sanctuaries of the art". 1) Planimetry of the Kapova cave in Southern Urali . 2) Planimetry of the Font-de-Gaume cave, France. 3) Planimetry of the Altamira cave, Spain .





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