The Cave Painters

But at Chauvet there are so few human traces left in the cave other than the art—some hearths and charcoal, a few flint blades, the bear skull on the rock, some rocks piled intentionally here and there, and a trail of footprints—that ...

The Cave Painters

The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery. Gregory Curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators, the Cro-Magnon people of some 40,000 years ago. He takes us through various theories—that the art was part of fertility or hunting rituals, or used for religious purposes, or was clan mythology—examining the ways interpretations have changed over time. Rich in detail, personalities, and history, The Cave Painters is above all permeated with awe for those distant humans who developed—perhaps for the first time—both the ability for abstract thought and a profound and beautiful way to express it.

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The Cave Painters
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Gregory Curtis
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-10 - Publisher: Anchor

The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery. Gregory Curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators,
The Cave Book
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Emil Silvestru
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-07-01 - Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

Explore deep into the hidden wonders beneath the surface as cave expert Dr. Emil Silvestru takes you on an illuminating and educational journey through the mysterious world of caves. Discover the beautiful formations, thriving ecology, unique animals, and fragile balance of this little-seen ecosystem in caves from around the globe.
Inventing the cave man
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Andrew Horrall
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-26 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

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The Cave Book
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Emil Silvestru
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

Describes how different kinds of caves are created, explains human use of caves, introduces the formation of stalagmites and stalactites, and tells how scientists study caves.
The Clan of the Cave Bear
Language: en
Pages: 494
Authors: Jean M. Auel
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Bantam

Ayla, an injured and orphaned child adopted by a primitive tribe, carries within her the seed and hope of humankind in this epic of survival and destiny set at the dawn of prehistory. Reprint.