- The Cuevas de las Manos cave series in Santa Cruz province of Argentina also known as ‘cave of hands’. The cave named after paintings of hands dates between 9000 and 13000 years ago. The caves also contain paintings of hunting scenes, animals, geometric shapes and zigzag patterns. The drawings are made by ancestors of the Patagonia region in Argentina. The site became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991.
- Most of hands in the ‘cave of hands’ are left hands. Archaeologists believed to be the drawings were made by spraying color over left hand of the painter using bone-made pipes held in their right hand. Natural mineral pigments like manganese oxide, kaolin and iron oxide were mainly used for preparing colors. There are also paintings that depict various hunting techniques used by the Patagonian hunters.
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