As reported from Science News today.....
Welcome to Animation Domination, Stone Age style. By about 30,000
years ago, Europeans were using cartoon-like techniques to give
observers the impression that lions and other wild beasts were charging
across cave walls, two French investigators find.
“Stone Age artists intended to give life to their images,” Azéma says. “The majority of cave drawings show animals in action.”
torches passed over painted scenes would have heightened onlookers’
sense of seeing live-action stories, the researchers suggest in the June
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