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Vila Nova de Foz Coa Douro Portugal
By Jonathan Mitchell
18 Jan 2013

Archaeologists have discovered 100 or so rock carvings from the Upper Palaeolithic (10,000 to 30,000 years ago) which depict basic animation at 2 to 3 frames per second. This panel depicts a Auroch (a large ancient bovine species) in two frames.

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Archaeologists discover Paleolithic a...
Foz Coa Douro, Portugal
By Jonathan Mitchell
17 Jan 2013

Archaeologists have discovered 100 or so rock carvings from the Upper Palaeolithic (10,000 to 30,000 years ago) which depict basic animation at 2 to 3 frames per second. Although hard to see, this horse's ears move. GIF animation (handout) available on request.

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Archaeologists discover Paleolithic a...
Villa Nova de Foz Coa Douro Portugal
By Jonathan Mitchell
17 Jan 2013

Archaeologists have discovered 100 or so rock carvings from the Upper Palaeolithic (10,000 to 30,000 years ago) which depict basic animation at 2 to 3 frames per second. Here one of the figures is traced out by one of the Coa Valley Archaeological Park guides.

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Archaeologists discover Paleolithic a...
Foz Coa, Portugal
By Jonathan Mitchell
17 Jan 2013

Archaeologists have discovered 100 or so rock carvings from the Upper Palaeolithic (10,000 to 30,000 years ago) which depict basic animation at 2 to 3 frames per second. Sited in the Coa Valley of northern Portugal, they are the first known examples of animation.