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Paleolithic slinger caught on cave wall?
Apr 20th, 2009 at 4:29pm
 
Today I watched a video (more a presentation) about the famous Altamira cave in Northern Spain with its impressive paintings from the Upper Paleolithic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmD6Lo9-l3s

One drawing made me wonder if it could be the depiction of an early (12.000-15.000 years ago) slinger. Unfortunately, I donít have the separate photo (and havenít found it on the internet), but itís the one that starts at 3.05, almost at the end.

I first tended to interpret the drawing as a man using a spear-thrower, but it could just as well be the oldest (?) pic of a slinger. What do you think? Does anyone know this picture or have an idea about its context in the cave?

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Re: Paleolithic slinger caught on cave wall?
Reply #1 - Apr 20th, 2009 at 5:13pm
 
Looks more like a spear to me to be honest.
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Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2009 at 8:23pm
 
Sorry, I agree with slingbadger. Looks like a spear to me.
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Reply #3 - May 5th, 2009 at 5:45pm
 
I looked at it, and it makes me feel better about my artistic abilities †Cheesy
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Reply #4 - May 14th, 2009 at 5:33am
 
Ok, but I feel the same with some pieces of contemporary art, too. Wink

Thanks for your comments. It was just an idea.
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Ferrugo numquam dormit.&&(Nigellus Iuvenis)&&&&

Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
einen lintrachen  slouch des heledes hant
do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
von also vester hvte  daz in nie wafen sit versneit.
 
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Re: Paleolithic slinger caught on cave wall?
Reply #5 - May 22nd, 2009 at 3:00pm
 
I can't see the video, my flash is buggy, but in any case since I know something about Altamira I think that it's generally considered a spear. Of course, it's not impossible there would be slingers.
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Re: Paleolithic slinger caught on cave wall?
Reply #6 - May 22nd, 2009 at 7:08pm
 
Sorry, I'm really getting old. Just remembered that there exists something like a SCREENSHOT function on this computer. Try to attach the image. 3...2...1... Voilŗ! (?)
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Ferrugo numquam dormit.&&(Nigellus Iuvenis)&&&&

Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
einen lintrachen  slouch des heledes hant
do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
von also vester hvte  daz in nie wafen sit versneit.
 
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