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Oxygen-starved cavemen created high art | News – The Times

Perhaps future historians will call it the Stoned Age: prehistoric cave painters were so starved of oxygen deep underground that they may have been euphoric and…

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Perhaps future historians will call it the Stoned Age: prehistoric cave painters were so starved of oxygen deep underground that they may have been euphoric and hallucinating when they got to work, archaeologists claim.
A study speculates that, not unlike the hippies of the 1960s, the artists made a deliberate effort to harness the mind-altering effects of hypoxia so that they could connect with the cosmos.
Israeli researchers observed that many palaeolithic cave paintings in Europe are hundreds…

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