Rock Art and Spirituality: Is the Rock Art of 30,000 Years Ago a Window to the Spirituality of the People of the Paleolithic?

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Part of the One World Archaeology book series (WORLDARCH, volume 8)

Abstract

30,000 years ago Homo sapiens sapiens painted the lions of Chauvet and battled the uncertainties of life. Today Homo sapiens sapiens has many answers but still battles uncertainties. How alike are they?

Keywords

Depression Europe Calcite Dolomite Perforation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I am grateful to Paul Bahn for permission to use the images at Figs. 2.1 and 2.2 and for his comments on the paper. I thank Steven Pincus for helpful comments on an earlier version of the paper.
Fig. 2.1

Makapansgat cobble (South Africa) (photo by Paul Bahn)

Fig. 2.2

Montage of the scene in Lascaux cave (France) (photo by Paul Bahn)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.North FitzroyAustralia

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