Guest lecture sponsored by the Anthropology Department
April 2, 2013Tweet
The images in Chauvet Cave are the reason for its fame. The monumental compositions have astounded the general public and scholars alike. The study of this cave, ongoing since 1998, is complicated, but has now advanced enough to present some results, detailing the techniques of the execution of the images and sketching out the formal repertoire. We place this information within a broader cultural context to attempt to understand in what ways these images have changed our ideas about Aurignacian (Early Upper Paleolithic) art and by extension, our ideas of Paleolithic art. For more information, contact Sébastien Lacombe at email@example.com.