The Earliest Rock Paintings of the Central Sahara: Approaching Interpretation

  title={The Earliest Rock Paintings of the Central Sahara: Approaching Interpretation},
  author={Jitka Soukopova},
  journal={Time and Mind},
  pages={193 - 216}
Abstract The Central Sahara is one of the richest regions of rock paintings and engravings in the world. The oldest painted images are likely to have originated in the tenth millennium BP, although opinion is still divided. These early paintings, called the Round Heads due to the circular shape of the heads of anthropomorphic figures, were created by groups of dark-skinned hunter-gatherers who produced their paintings in the mountains of the Tassili n'Ajjer and in the adjacent Algerian Tadrart… 
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