Sunday, March 23, 2008

Gobustan





Gobustan is a city just south of Baku. It's famous for rock paintings from 30-40,000 years ago, "if you trust the foreign experts," as our guide put it.

One of the cool references made was to a particular method of killing animals in the stone age: forcing them to jump off a cliff. Our guide mentioned that native North Americans also used this technique. I mentioned that Canada has a famous historical site aptly named "Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump." Such a name has not been given to the same site here. They seem to be a little more politically correct.

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