|X-ray like Crocodile image from Madhya Pradesh state|
Crocodile is a recurring theme in Indian rock paintings. The most interesting image illustrates the internal organs of a crocodile as if it is an X-ray image. The image has been archived by Archeologist Bradshaw on his website. These paintings not only point out to the keen interest which prehistoric folk took in the study of animals but that these folks were spread out over wide geography and over a span of several eras. The geography with rock art are today occupied by the tribals of India. For the past two centuries tribals had been considered to be the aboriginals of India. Gene pool statistics surveys in the past decade, especially in Andhra Pradesh are showing that the tribals share their genes with towns folk.
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