Conny Waters – AncientPages.com – Who exactly were the Aurignacians, who lived in the Levant 40,000 years ago?
The Aurignacian culture first appeared in Europe some 43,000 years ago and is known for having produced bone tools, artifacts, jewelry, musical instruments, and cave paintings. They were a culturally sophisticated yet mysterious culture that migrated from Europe to the Levant some 40,000 years ago.
Aurignacian People Made Amazing Images With Dots. The discovery gives evidence of the so-called ‘pointillist techniques’ used as early as 35,000 years ago. Image: R. Bourrillon
The Aurignacian people are considered Europe’s earliest human culture, who among others possessed knowledge of the so-called ‘pointillist techniques’. It was a painting technique (pointillism), in which small dots are used to create the illusion of a larger image.
This ancient but innovative technique was adopted by 19th and 20th-century great artists such as Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, and Roy Lichtenstein.
Many mysteries regarding the Aurignacian are still unsolved; however, the discovery of teeth in Manot Cave, located in Western Galilee, Israel and discovered in 2008 sheds light on a population known for its cultural contributions, according to TAU researchers.
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