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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4043234

The presence of cave hyaena (Crocuta crocuta spelaea) in the Upper Palaeolithic rock art of Europe


Nikolai Spassov; Todor Stoytchev

20 September 2004 · volume 16 · pp. 159–166 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: The very few images of cave hyaena, from the Upper Palaeolithic rock art of Europe are analyzed in the paper. The images show a very close exterior appearance (coloration pattern) with the African spotted hyaena. The causes for the extremely low number of preserved cave hyaena pictograms as well as the lack of “fantastic” zoomorphic images in the Upper Palaeolithic rock art of Europe are discussed.

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