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  • Rock art almost too good to be true.
     // New Scientist; 10/24/92, Vol. 136 Issue 1844, p8 

    Reports on a discovery made in a cave near Marseille, France, that contains the finest paleolithic rock art ever found in the area. Description of the contents; Discovered in July 1991 and can only be reached by sea and lies at the end of a treacherous underwater passage; Known as the Cosquer...

  • Ancient art.
     // New Scientist; 12/5/92, Vol. 136 Issue 1850, p12 

    Reveals that paintings in the Cosquer cave near Marseilles in France are believed to be the oldest known examples of prehistoric cave painting in the world. What the cave contains; When it was discovered; Preliminary results of carbon dating of the paintings.

  • Moolah-la.
    Romey, Kristin M. // Archaeology; Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p18 

    Reports on the amount provided by the French government to three families after the discovery of Chauvet Cave. Estimated number of paintings inside the cave.

  • Old Cricket says.
    Romey, Kristin M. // Cricket; Feb1991, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p80 

    Recalls a visit to the cave of Lascaux, France which contains beautiful animal paintings created thousands of years ago. Preparing the cave for public view.

  • The cave of the great hunters.
    Romey, Kristin M. // Cricket; Jan1991, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p65 

    Presents part three of a short story entitled `The Cave of the Great Hunters,' by Hans Baumann.

  • World's oldest cave art.
    Bahn, Paul G. // Archaeology; May/Jun93, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p37 

    Features the Cosquer Cave in Marseilles, France. Partially submerged grotto off Cap Morgiou; Comparison with Lascaux cave; Discovery by diver Henri Cosquer; Dimensions of the cave; Description of cave art; Authentication.

  • Stone age gallery-by-the-sea.
    Clottes, Jean; Courtin, Jean // Archaeology; May/Jun93, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p38 

    Describes the Cosquer Cave in Marseilles, France. Methods of authentication; Inventory of cave art; Findings of an expedition organized by the Department of Sub-Marine Archaeological Research (DRASM) at the French Ministry of Culture; Two distinct phases in the rock art; Radiocarbon dating...

  • Images of the Ice Age.
    Marshack, Alexander // Archaeology; Jul/Aug95, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p28 

    Focuses on the implications of the painted and engraved Ice Age caves discovered in Cosquer and Chauvet, France. Map of the two regions; Photographs of several paintings and engravings in the cave; Woolly rhinoceros engravings; Overlapping horse heads.

  • Rock art in a secret garden.
    Patel, Tara // New Scientist; 8/27/94, Vol. 143 Issue 1940, p40 

    Reviews the exhibition `Cosquer Cave: The Flooded Sanctuary' in Marseilles, France.

  • The cave of the great hunters.
    Baumann, H.; Krush, B. // Cricket; Dec90, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p62 

    Part 2. Recounts the discovery of the cave at Lascaux by four boys and a dog in 1940. Searching for their dog; Huge cave.

  • Accessing Cosquer cave.
    S.P.M.H // Archaeology; Mar/Apr98, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p16 

    Reports that after a climatological study revealed that digging an entrance to the Grotte Cosquer, a Palaeolithic painted cave near Marseilles, France, may harm its paintings and engravings, French researchers decided to abandoned the idea. Indepth looks at studies; Conduct of studies by the...

  • Prehistoric art leaps back to life.
    S.P.M.H // New Scientist; 08/31/96, Vol. 151 Issue 2045, p11 

    Features the virtual reality version of the Lascaux cave in France called Virtual Lascaux presented at Disney's EPCOT Center in Florida. Benjamin Britton as the brain child of the concept; Repainting of the prehistoric art gallery.

    BLAIN, FRANÇOISE-ALINE // Beaux Arts Magazine; mai2013, Issue 347, p18 

    The article reports that the grave located in Baume-Latrone, in France, is 37,000 years old according to researchers.

  • Intruder dives into world's oldest art gallery.
    BLAIN, FRANÇOISE-ALINE // New Scientist; 8/13/94, Vol. 143 Issue 1938, p5 

    Reports on the forced entry in the Cosquer caves, Marseilles, France. Plans to inspect for vandalism; Artwork discovered by Henri Cosquer; Need for repairs and reinforcement of security of the caves' entrance; Plans for digging a land entrance to the cave without harming rock art.

    Sandgathe, Dennis M.; Dibble, Harold L. // dig; Sep2007, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p25 

    The article describes the excavation work being done at the Roc de Marsal cave in France.

    Sandgathe, Dennis M.; Dibble, Harold L. // Limelight; Aug2014, p95 

    The article reports that the Decorated Cave of Pont d'Arc, France has been added to the World Heritage list of the organization UNESCO.

  • Grotto Paintings Revealed.
    Harrington, Spencer P.M. // Archaeology; May/Jun2000, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p17 

    Reports that researchers have discovered several animal paintings and symbols on the walls and ceiling of Arcy-sur-Cure cave east of Paris, France. How the cave paintings were preserved; Details on the radiocarbon dating of Arcy's images.

  • Study of a Palaeolithic time capsule: the Chauvet Cave project.
    Bednarik, Robert G. // Rock Art Research; May2005, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p87 

    The article describes the results of a project aimed at protecting and managing the Chauvet Cave site in France, which includes rock art. The site was studied by researchers who used the Base Départmentale de Loisirs east of the village of Salavas near the cave. Data from the site came from...

  • Évolution de l'etat hydrique d'une paroi de la Salle des Taureaux de la grotte de Lascaux : conséquences pour la conservation.
    Brunet, Jacques; Malaurent, Philippe; Lastennet, Roland // Studies in Conservation; 2006, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p241 

    Observations of the condition of the walls of the Salle des Taureaux (Great Hall of the Bulls) in the prehistoric cave of Lascaux showed important moisture variations over time. These are related to the presence and activity of four discontinuities, or joints, within the Upper Cretaceous...

    Bednarik, Robert G. // Rock Art Research; May2007, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p21 

    The article reviews the veracity of the carbon isotope dating attempts relating to the rock art in Chauvet Cave in France. It validates the attribution of the cave art to the Aurignacian and refutes several factors and stylistic objections. It considers the question of the ethnicity of the...

  • Killing Lascaux.
    Bahn, Paul // Archaeology; May/Jun2008, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p18 

    The article offers a look at the negative impact of inept bureaucrats and creeping fungi on the paintings in the cave of Lascaux in southwest France. The cave was discovered in 1940 by four children from the town of Montignac. It features prehistoric paintings depicting huge aurochs, delicate...

    Vouvé, Jean; Brunet, Jacques; Vouvé, Frédérique // Studies in Conservation; Aug92, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p185 

    Three new samples of manganese-based minerals have been collected from the Lascaux cave. They were found on the Paleolithic clay floor, covered and protected by a thick layer of white calcite. The largest of the samples is 'pencil-shaped'. Its elongated shape suggests that it was fashioned...

  • Lascaux: adapting vs eradicating.
    Montelle, Yann-Pierre // Rock Art Research; May2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p118 

    The article presents the author's perspectives concerning the conservation and preservation of the Lascaux cave in France. He cited and discusses some of the innovative approaches being presented at a symposium for the conservation of the cave, which was held from February 26-27, 2009 in Paris....

  • Chauvet Study Begins.
    S.P.M.H. // Archaeology; Nov/Dec98, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p28 

    Reports that plans to study and document Palaeolithic art within the French Chauvet Cave commenced, and was led by Jean Clottes of the Ministry of Culture. When the art within the cave was discovered; Description of the images; How the study would be conducted; Predictions of Clottes.

  • Lascaux revisited.
    Mahoney, Diana Phillips // Computer Graphics World; Oct95, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p61 

    Describes the efforts by Benjamin Britton to deliver a virtual-reality reconstruction of France's Lascaux Cave. Background information; Features of exhibit; Software and hardware used; Anecdotes; Expectations.

  • Virtually Cro-Magnon.
    Kunzig, Robert // Discover; Nov99, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p118 

    Describes the Lascaux Cave in France where Cro-Magnon cave paintings can be found. Cave's discovery in 1940; Hall of the Bulls; Axial Gallery; Effect of carbon dioxide exhalations on the paintings; Painters' paraphernalia; Sense of motion from the paintings.

  • Thematic changes in upper Paleolithic art: A view from the Grotte Chauvet.
    Clottes, Jean // Antiquity; Jun96, Vol. 70 Issue 268, p276 

    Describes thematic changes in upper Paleolithic cave art at the Grotte Chauvet in France. Omnipresence of animals in cave paintings; Comparison of multiplicity of themes with Aurignacian and Perigordian art in well-dated sites; Gravettian themes in French caves.

  • News from Cosquer Cave: Climatic studies, recording, sampling, dates.
    Clottes, Jean; Courtin, Jean // Antiquity; Jun97, Vol. 71 Issue 272, p321 

    Looks at the discoveries which have been made after more work was completed at the Grotte Cosquer, in France Palaeolithic painted cave. Information on the findings; Reference to studies being conducted on the issue; Features of the cave; Determination of the consistency of the cave.

  • Cave intruders came to see, not touch.
    Patel, Tara // New Scientist; 11/26/94, Vol. 144 Issue 1953, p5 

    Reports on a break-in at the Cosquer cave near Marseilles in France. Absence of signs of vandalism; Artwork exhibited at the cave; Discovery of the cave in 1991; Protection of the cave from sightseers.

    Sheinberg, Hannah // National Geographic Traveler; Apr2015, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p28 

    The article offers information on the replica of the UNESCO site of Grotte Chauvet-Pont-d Arc in France, which will be open to visitors in April 2015.

  • Passions run high over French cave art.
    Patel, Tara // New Scientist; 5/04/96, Vol. 150 Issue 2028, p8 

    Reports on the scientific and legal battle over the Chauvet Cave in France. Rivalry between archaeologists Jean Clottes and Denis Vialou; Questions of ownership; Expectations.

  • Lectures on the Ice-Age Painted Caves of Southwestern France.
    Eshleman, Clayton // Interval(le)s; 2009, Issue 4/5, p235 

    The article presents the author's experiences that started in the spring of 1974 when he and his wife, Caryl rented an apartment in a farmhouse outside Tursac, in the French Dordogne and they soon discovered, the painted Ice Age caves in the region.

  • Cave art ruling stymied.
    Eshleman, Clayton // Art in America; Mar1997, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p31 

    Reports on the indefinite suspension of exploration of the prehistoric Chauvet Cave in southern France due to litigation concerning ownership between local residents and French ministry of culture official Jean-Marie Chauvet. Inspection required by law thwarts resolving of the case; Need for...

  • Sneak peek at drawings created for €55m replica of Chauvet cave.
    M. M. // Art Newspaper; Feb2015, Vol. 24 Issue 265, p41 

    The article previews a reproduction of the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, which will be located in the Ardèche valley of France, and will open on April 25, 2015.

  • Précision préhistorique.
    Buisson-Catil, Jacques // Beaux Arts Magazine; avr2012, Issue 334, p50 

    A letter to the editor is presented by Jacques Buisson-Catil, the director of the Pôle international de la préhistoire, in response to the article "Lascaux IV - Lancement sur fond de polémique" which appeared in issue 331 of this periodical.

  • Saving Lascaux.
    Thomas, Margaret J. // Archaeology; Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p8 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to Paul Bahn's article "Killing Lascaux" in the May/June issue.

    Garcia-Rivera, Alex // U.S. Catholic; Jun2001, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p30 

    Reflects on the concept of beauty in the 20th century by comparing it with the aesthetics of the Stone Age paintings found in a cave in Lascaux, France. Religious aspects of beauty; Effect of wars, destruction and ethnic cleansing of the 20th century on the human concept of the true, the good...

  • Caravaggio of the Caves.
    Glausiusz, Josie // Discover; Feb2002, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p17 

    Features a prehistoric cave paintings of Chauvet in Southeastern France. Use of a precision form of carbon dating to analyze the animal drawings and charcoal remains in the cave; Conduction of a research on the Chauvet paintings; Belief that the Chauvet paintings is one of the most ancient...

  • The Psychology of Art.
    KRONSKY, BETTY // American Artist; Sep1985, Vol. 49 Issue 518, p16 

    The author discusses paintings and engravings on stone. She visited the Lascaux caves in France which have been closed to the public in order to preserve the art. She believes that ancient art was not just a casual activity but a highly motivated form of expression for the ancient people. She...

  • Cave art revisited.
    Gamble, Harriet // Arts & Activities; Apr97, Vol. 121 Issue 3, p38 

    Presents information on how Allyson Santner, an art teacher at Harris Elementary School in Brownsburg, Indiana introduced a lesson of creating cave art on clay slabs using Lascaux caves as the subject of the lesson. How she motivates her students; Techniques developed by Allyson for creating...

  • Lascaux semble se régénérer.
    Gamble, Harriet // Beaux Arts Magazine; aou2011, Issue 326, p10 

    An interview with Muriel Mauriac, curator of the prehistoric cave of Lascaux, France, is presented. Topics include the decrease of dark spots on the walls of the cave, the research project of a laboratory cave, and the reproduction of the cave's art in other places.

    Martindale, Diane // Discover; Jan2002, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p60 

    Reports on the discovery of cave paintings in Lascaux, France. Description of the cave; Importance of the paintings in archeology; Hindrances on the study of the paintings.

  • The hooked stick in the Lascaux shaft scene.
    Irwin, Arthur // Antiquity; Jun2000, Vol. 74 Issue 284, p293 

    Discusses bison-hunting practices during the Palaeolithic period in France and North America. Significance of the analysis of the Lascaux shaft cave painting; Bison and hunting methods; Spatial context of the Lascaux painting.

  • Really old masters.
    L. D. M. // Art Newspaper; Apr2014, Vol. 23 Issue 256, p41 

    The article announces that as of April 2014 a replica of a decorative Paleolithic cave is being built in Ardèche, France, which will be modeled after the Chauvet Pont-d'Arc cave and its cave paintings in Southern France and will open in spring 2014.

  • Famous Caves.
    L. D. M. // Monkeyshines on Rocks & Minerals; 2001, p77 

    Presents several famous caves. Location of the Mammoth Cave; Features of the Blue Grotto; History of the Lascaux Cave.

  • Chef-d'Å“uvre en péril?
    L. D. M. // Beaux Arts Magazine; sep2008, Issue 291, p18 

    The article announces that the listing of France's grotte de Lascaux (Lascaux cave) in UNESCO's list of endangered heritage sites has been postponed by a year, in light of the conservation and restoration works that are currently underway.

  • Lascaux cave mould is modern problem.
    Da Fonseca, Chloé; Rivetti, Ermanno // Art Newspaper; Jun2012, Issue 236, p34 

    The article discusses the growth of black fungus in the Lascaux cave complex World Heritage site in France due to an air conditioning system and the use of biocide and also discusses the discovery of a 37,000-year-old cave painting in southern France.

    Da Fonseca, Chloé; Rivetti, Ermanno // Beaux Arts Magazine; nov2012, Issue 341, p24 

    The article discusses the effects of the removal of government funding for the "Lascaux 4" arts center in Lascaux, France.

  • The Back Wall of Imagination: Notes on the Juniper Fuse Project.
    Eshleman, Clayton // American Poetry Review; Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p53 

    Presents a personal narrative which discusses the author's research into cave paintings in France.

  • Cave Art Noveau.
    Arnaud, Bernadette // Archaeology; Sep/Oct2001, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p12 

    Deals with the Upper Palaeolithic engravings discovered in Cussac cave in southern France. Size of the figures engraved; Range of animals depicted; Period identified for the engravings; Number of human remains found in the cave; Other cave art discoveries in France.

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