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  • Early rock paintings are ancient artworks that were created by early humans on rocks and cave walls using natural pigments like ochre, charcoal, and mud.

  •  These paintings are some of the oldest known forms of human artistic expression , and they provide important clues about how early humans lived and communicated.


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  • Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh is famous for prehistoric Rock paintings.

  • There are over 750 Rock Shelters here, nearly 500 of which have paintings.

  • The paintings depict scenes from everyday life - of men hunting ( either alone or in groups), riding, dancing, performing religious rituals ; of women grinding and preparing food of children running, jumping, playing and so on.

  • A large number of animals have also been painted, most of them in great detail.

  • The colours used in the paintings are red, green white and ochre.

  • The paintings were perhaps made by grinding various rocks and minerals till they became powder. They were then mixed with water and some sticky substance such as resin from trees.
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.