Chumash Cave Paintings

Chumash Cave Paintings are among the most elaborate and colorful in the world.

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Shamans, or Chumash priests, are thought to have made these paintings to influence supernatural beings and forces to intervene in human affairs.

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The earliest Chumash used charcoal for their drawings, but as their culture evolved, they colorfully decorated caves using, red, orange, black, white, and yellow pigments.

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These colorful yet simple cave paintings included human figures and animal life.

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