Snyders points, Mackinaw cache, Tazewell County, Illinois. Finely chipped Hopewellian corner-notched projectile points are another artifact class missing at Marksville sites. The closest examples, identified as Gibson or Norton forms (Griffin 1979: 270), are from Mound B at the Bynum site in the northeastern Mississippi which is associated to some degree - by Marksville ceramics - with Mississippi Valley. Lithic technology capable of producing Synd
Cueva de Altamira. Relief as an animal's head. 15/9 Accidents of nature attract attention and excite the imagination. Contemporary visitors to the caves, in the presence of concretions admire a "steeple" or a "pagoda." Prehistoric men, on the other hand, saw in these haphazard shapes animals familiar to them. Readily they "retouched" the rock or heightened it with black lines to emphasize reality.
Cueva de Altamira. Hind. 8/8 This beautiful deer is the largest image on the Altamira ceiling Catalogued as #1 by Abbe' Breuil, it is 7'4 3/4" in length. It is enthroned in the area farthest from the entrance and is turned in that direction.
The perfection of technique here is evident. We see it in the precision of the black lines and the expert quality of the modeling in red, both of which underscore the calm elegance of the pose. Whatever expl
Cueva de Altamira. Crouching bison. 3/12 These polychrome bison of Altamira make their presence felt strongly. A number of them are situated on the convexities of the Great Ceiling. Thus they acquire a seeming relief, often extending 20" which is intensified by expert use of colors for modeling. The reliefs doubtlessly suggested the bison in the first place, but the bison in turn give the relief an obsessive kind of reality.
Cueva de Altamira. Wild boar running. ?/2 This is one of the most truly classical and celebrated works of Quaternary art. Catalogued as #22 by Abbe' Breuil, it measures 21 3/4" in length. It is the first painting to be seen on entering the Great Hall, to the left of the entrance hall. Relative proximity to outside air has had its effect on the painting. This galloping wild boar, expressing power and movement, is a masterpiece of naturalist anima