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Prehistoric art

Researchers suggest that trippy hallucinations influenced prehistoric cave art

Reduced oxygen resulting from the use of torches in narrow enclosed spaces likely triggered hypoxia, resulting in out-of-body experiences, scholars report

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Hear the sound of an ancient conch horn, played again after 18,000 years

The unique Palaeolithic instrument was found in a cave rich in rock art, and was marked with red pigment that matches the paintings

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Archaeology

Archaeologists have discovered world's oldest animal cave painting

The warty pig painting was found in a cave in Indonesia and is thought to be at least 45,500 years old

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Banksy

Kerching! Banksy-note enters British Museum

Di-faced Tenner is artist’s first work to join the collection officially—unlike his 2005 cave painting prank

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Cave painting

Cave paintings: Radiocarbon dating, a penguin, plus fakes

Carbon dating for the Altamira caves, a penguin troubles sceptics at the submerged Grotte Henri Cosquer, and the sponge is a give-away at Alave