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Author Desdemaines-Hugon, Christine, 1946-

Title Stepping-stones : a journey through the Ice Age caves of the Dordogne / Christine Desdemaines-Hugon ; foreword by Ian Tattersall
Published New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 222 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Freshly plowed fields in the Vézère Valley -- Font de Gaume -- Millions of years ago -- Neanderthals and Homo sapiens -- Combarelles -- Venus figures, blades, beads, and bone -- Rouffignac -- Laurel leaves and needles -- Cap Blanc -- Art at its peak -- Bernifal
Summary Over more than twenty-five years of teaching and research, Christine Desdemaines-Hugon has become an unrivaled expert in the cave art and artists of the Dordogne region. In her new book she combines her expertise in both art and archaeology to convey an intimate understanding of the "cave experience." Her keen insights communicate not only the incomparable artistic value of these works but also the near-spiritual impact of viewing them for oneself.-publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Art, Prehistoric -- France -- Dordogne.
Cave paintings -- France -- Dordogne.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009039258
ISBN 0300159064 (electronic bk.)
9780300159066 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Journey through the Ice Age caves of the Dordogne