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Oct 2nd Note - A NTH 103 Intro to World Archaeology Friday...

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ANTH 103 – Intro to World Archaeology Friday October 2 nd Alison Torrie alisontorrie@gmail.com ANSO1301 Mondays 1:30 – 2:30 Case Study: Grotte de Chauvet -Upper Paleolithic site in Southern France -Discovered in 1994 with over 300 paintings -Dated between 31,000 and 22,500 years ago The Story: Discovered by three speologists, Jean-Marie Chauvet, Christian Hillaire, and Eliette Brunel-Deschamps, on December 18 th , 1994. They found not only fossilized animals remains but caves richly decorated with Paleolithic Art. Grotte de Chauvet: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/chauvet/fr/ Lascaux: www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/ Dating of the site: Direct dates: Three samples taken from charcoal drawings of two rhinoceroses and one bison have yielded dates between 30,340 and 32,410 BP. -The earliest in the world for paintings, overturn our previous conceptions of art. -This demonstrated that theories of a linear evolution of art, with crude beginnings, followed by continual progress over thousands of years,
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