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The First Paintings

The aurochs is an extinct form of cattle that overlapped with humans for tens of thousands of years. It lived in Europe, North Africa, and western Asia; the last one died in 1627. 1,035 more words

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Art History Prehistoric Art

If you get a few minutes, check out the cave paintings in Lascaux via the online tour.

Another representitive piece of the time period is the… 11 more words


Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)


Few visitors outside of a select group of scientists are allowed into the magnificent Chauvet Cave at all, which contains the world’s oldest known cave paintings dating back some 30,000 years. 115 more words

Film Reviews

Cave Art

Jean Clottes, the French cave art expert, has written several books, including one on Chauvet Cave and one entitled Cave Art, an imposing coffee-table sized book with beautiful full-page color illustrations.  2,177 more words


The silent hunter

“Those who have never seen a leopard under favourable conditions in his natural surroundings can have no conception of the grace of movement, and beauty of colouring, of this the most graceful and the most beautiful of all animals in our Indian jungles.”  ( 1,255 more words

Homotherium Latidens

Caves, Castles, and a Tiny Country

On July 23, we began a two week vacation to Southern France and Northern Spain.  In all, the trip was planned for 14-days with stops in more than half a dozen cities, over 33 hours of driving, and about 3500 kilometers covered.  697 more words

A Trip to the Ardeche in May 2015 (Part 3)

40,000 Year old Cave Paintings at the Spectacular Chauvet Cave

On the third morning we drove up to Vallon Pont D’Arc and beyond to find the new… 240 more words