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manufacture natural Earth pigmentation

Red ochre the archaic paint manufactured to daub rock art, perhaps highlighting sonic hot spots (archaeoacoustics) in ancient megalithic structures such as Malta’s Hypogeum, the most desired paste to stain skeletons for burial. Why did these skilled people, all around the Earth, perhaps for tens or hundreds of thousands of years, manufacture this pigmentation? This …

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