The Monkey's Shelter (Ennedi, Chad)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The Monkey’s Shelter is an almost perfectly hemispherical cavity, consumed by the wind, 4.4 by 2.3 meters wide, located high on the ground. A climb on crumbly sandstone is necessary to reach the decorated surface. The floor is very steep and offers little support. For this reason, the 3D model exploits a set of photographs taken with a telephoto lens and a compact camera (texture processed by DStretch_YRD). This site hosts 108 paintings (humans represent 37%, animals 50%, huts and objects 13%). Humans are in the Tamada style, which in the Ennedi relative chronology marks the Recent Cattle period. The Tamada-styled paintings include the earliest known depictions of metal spearheads. A lean body, slender legs, a round head with round ears, and a long drooping tail characterize an unusual animal figure painted on the back wall. By body proportions, this figure closely matches the silhouette of a patas monkey, a species (Erythrocebus patas) that still survives in significant numbers in the Ennedi.