The Cave of Hands

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But Cueva de las Manos, literally “the Cave of Hands”, in Patagonia contains an exceptional assemblage of cave art.

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The cave gets its name from the cluster of stenciled outlines of human hands that appear on the cave walls. These rock paintings were made by hunter-gatherer communities estimated to have lived between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago, as determined from the remains of bone-made pipes used for spraying the paint on the wall of the cave to create silhouettes of hands.

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