Rock painting

Rock painting

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Credit: DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Saharan rock painting. This figure has been called the Great God of Sefar. It is thought to date from 8,000 - 10,000 BP (before present). It has been suggested that it reflects a sophisticated society imbued with religious beliefs and rituals. Photographed in Sefar, Tassili National Park, Algeria.

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Keywords: africa, african, algeria, anthropological, anthropology, archaeological, archaeology, archeology, cave, cognitive archaeology, culture, figure, paintings, palaeontology, paleontology, pictograph, prehistoric, prehistory, religion, rock painting, sahara desert, sefar, stone age, symbolic, symboloism, tassili n'ajjer, tassili national park, the great god of sefar, world heritage site

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