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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, late 18th century


(Of art) Done on rock or cave walls.

Examples of Rupestrian in a sentence

"Archaeologists were excited to uncover rupestrian markings inside the cave."

"The oldest rupestrian art can be found in Western European cave systems."

About Rupestrian

Rupestrian, an adjective for anything related to cave art, developed from the modern Latin words "rupes" ("rock") and "rupestris" ("found on rocks").

Did you Know?

The Dabous giraffes, rupestrian art thought to be created between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago, are carvings of two life-sized giraffes found at the Western Air Mountains in Niger. Scientists believe that these remarkably lifelike carvings were created using tools made from petrified wood.

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