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Cave Art – The Significance Of Images

Memories can be formed in so many ways and passed from generation to generation.  Cave art is a great example of this as stories relating to traditions, myths and legends can be told from the related images.  In addition, these images can also be factual as they reflect information at a point in time as highlighted by some aboriginal cave art that could be 40,000 years old that depicts pictures of an extinct giant bird.  Follow this link for more information.

The point is that man has always communicated through images and we still do today.

While some of our own images may not be 40,000 years old we certainly have images that can tell some fantastic stories.  Our children may produce some art work while at school that relates to a story or event at that point in time.  As a parent keeping these images allows the story to live on and are great for reminiscing as your children grow into adults.

The same with photographs that we have that may be from past to current generations.  We are all familiar with the saying that a picture paints a thousand words and this is so true with many of the images that are part of our life.

As with cave art we should take special effort to retain many of these images so we can also pass on our stories to our children and allow the history to live on.