The Oldest Enigma of Humanity

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How did prehistoric people, some 30,000 years ago, paint realistic images of animals on cave walls? What meaning did these images convey? For centuries archaeologists and art historians have pondered these questions, but the animals of Lascaux or Chauvet remained an enigma. Working together, the artist Bertrand David and historian Jean-Jacques Lefrere made a breakthrough in understanding how, if not why, prehistoric peoples made these wonderful images.

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The Oldest Enigma of Humanity

The Oldest Enigma of Humanity

The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings

Arcade2014

Hardback143pp Illustrated

9781628723212     Product Code: 225421

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How did prehistoric people, some 30,000 years ago, paint realistic images of animals on cave walls? What meaning did these images convey? For centuries archaeologists and art historians have pondered these questions, but the animals of Lascaux or Chauvet remained an enigma. Working together, the artist Bertrand David and historian Jean-Jacques Lefrere made a breakthrough in understanding how, if not why, prehistoric peoples made these wonderful images.

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