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Cave of Lascaux
- Information and a virtual tour of the cave from the French Ministry of Culture.
The Cave of Chauvet Pont-D'Arc
- Decorated Paleolithic cave in the Ardèche region of France. The Ministry of Culture describes its discovery, authentication and preservation. The context and research. Virtual tour.
Chauvet Through the Eyes of a Sculptor
- Sculptor John Robinson was invited to give an artist's view of the prehistoric art of the Cave of Chauvet Pont d'Arcby. The Bradshaw Foundation hosts his illustrated commentary.
- The French Ministry of Culture describes a Paleolithic art gallery in a cave that can be accessed only through a 175-metre tunnel beneath sea level. Photographs of the animal drawings and hand stencils that decorate it.
The Dawn of Prehistoric Rock Art
- An article by James Q. Jacobs summarizing the earliest known rock art, with a focus on recently discovered painted caves in Paleolithic Europe, Grotto Cosquer and Grotto Chauvet.
Entoptic Imagery in People and Their Art
- Linda Thurston's Masters thesis explores entoptic imagery in Paleolithic cave art, and controversy regarding shamanism and trance states. Extensive bibliography.
First Human Creations
- A gallery of rock art from the caves at Lascaux in France.
- The State Hermitage Museum: illustrated collection highlights. Artifacts from the Caucasus, Crimea, Russian steppes, Siberia and Altai.
Paleolithic Art Magazine
- Promotes acknowledgment and interpretation of paleolithic art everywhere in the world, and of the origins of Man. In English and Italian.
Paleolithic Art of the Pyrenees
- A gallery of artwork from the Magdalenian cultural horizon from the French Ministry of Culture.
Signs of Consciousness : Speculations on the Psychology of Paleolithic Graphics
- by J. A. Cheyne : from Paleo-Psychology
Women in Prehistory: The Venus of Willendorf
- Illustrated essay by Christopher Witcombe of Sweet Briar College on this famous figure and the history of its discovery, with bibliography.
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