Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, late 18th century
(of art) done on rock or cave walls.
Examples of Rupestrian in a sentence
"Archeologists were excited to discover rupestrian markings inside the cave."
"The oldest rupestrian art can be found in Western European cave systems."
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Rupestris 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 to 8,000 years ago, are the carvings of two life-sized giraffes found at the Western Air Mountains in Niger. Scientists believe that these carvings were done using tools made from petrified wood, and they are remarkably lifelike in appearance.