India's Bhimbetka rock shelters feature prehistoric cave paintings and the earliest are about 30,000 years old. These cave paintings show themes such as animals, early evidence of dance and hunting . The Bhimbetka site has the oldest known rock art in the Indian subcontinent, as well as is one of the largest prehistoric complexes
The Bhimbetka rock shelters
are an archaeological site in central India that spans the prehistoric
paleolithic and mesolithic periods, as well as the historic period It
exhibits the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent
and evidence of Stone Age starting at the site in Acheulian times It is
located in the Raisen District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh about
45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Bhopal. It is a UNESCO world heritage
site that consists of seven hills and over 750 rock shelters distributed
over 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) At least some of the shelters were inhabited
more than 100,000 years ago The rock shelters and caves provide evidence
of, according to Encyclopædia Britannica, and a "rare glimpse"
into human settlement and cultural evolution from hunter-gatherers, to
agriculture, and expressions of spirituality.
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