8‑mile-long ‘canvas’ of ice age beasts discovered hidden in Amazon rainforest

An 8‑mile-long “can­vas” filled with ice age draw­ings of mastodons, giant sloths and oth­er extinct beasts has been dis­cov­ered in the Ama­zon rainforest.

The gor­geous art, drawn with ochre — a red pig­ment fre­quent­ly used as paint in the ancient world — spans near­ly 8 miles (13 kilo­me­ters) of rock on the hills above three rock shel­ters in the Colom­bian Ama­zon, a new study finds.

“These real­ly are incred­i­ble images, pro­duced by the ear­li­est peo­ple to live in west­ern Ama­zo­nia,” study co-researcher Mark Robin­son, an archae­ol­o­gist at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Exeter, who ana­lyzed the rock art along­side Colom­bian sci­en­tists, said in a statement.


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