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Some are of very old occupation, from the Acheulean and then the Mousterian and Aterian, with fauna both from savannah and steppe. C. , there are a few bone fragments of small-sized cattle, ecologically unexpected in a desert biotope and incompatible with other wild fauna recorded at the same site. For these reasons A. Gautier argued that the cattle were domestic, existing a good millennium before the first domestic cattle in the Middle East and three millennia before those from the Neolithic of Merimde in Egypt—a proposition that has aroused controversy.
Those of the Missions Berliet Tassili-Tchad in 1959 and 1960) gave way to stratigraphical excavations on Page 49 Gal Huard tried to group together all rock art into vast pan-Saharan cultures, such as a pre-Neolithic “Culture des Chasseurs” (culture of hunters) and then a Neolithic “Culture des Chasseurs-Pasteurs” (hunters and pastoralists). But these grandiose structures are open to criticism. Scene with camels (ca. ), In-Itinen (Tassili, Algeria), painting in ochre color. -L. Le Quellec (1993), has an effort been made to interpret some thematic classes, using entities borrowed from the history of religions and supposed to be common to all cultures: the categories of the sacred and its symbols.