Scientists have figured out how hallucinogens influenced the cave art of ancient people

As part of a new study, scientists have excavated a cave in California. Previously there was a picture

which is believed to represent the flowers of Datura wrightii, the sacred dope. This plant has historically been used in the elaborate ceremonies of ancient communities for its hallucinogenic properties.

The most famous use of Datura innative California is part of the teen dedication. A drink for young people was prepared from the root of the plant. Along with the painting, the researchers also discovered a number of other foods, almost all of which were made from dope.

Research highlights the link between intakehallucinogens and the creation of rock paintings. According to anthropologists, for ancient people, the drawings of the plant itself were considered a work of art, and not the various images obtained during trance. This underlines the deep respect the indigenous people of California have for hallucinogenic plants. The findings also suggest that the site was likely a public space in which people gathered for hunting, gathering, cooking and eating. Art played a prominent role in the daily life of all members of the local community.

The connection between hallucinogens and rockart has long been suspected by scientists. However, this study shows that Datura was not only a source of creative inspiration for ancient people, but also a major part of important rituals and community gatherings.

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