Europe

Chauvet Pont d’Arc the discovery of 36,000-year-old art
Upper Paleolithic Proto Writing
We know that ancient artists were exacting observers of the natural world. But it is mind bending that they may have had a written time keeping system 20,000 years ago.
Chauvet Cave Photographing the Lion Panel
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The Lion Panel of Chauvet, Franceby Ancient Art Archiveon Sketchfab The Ancient Art Archive all grows out of a National Geographic Magazine story about paleolithic art. I wrote about that experience for the NG Proof blog and I've reproduced that text below. What I couldn't envision at the time is how images can be repurposed. The model above is constructed entirely of images I shot for a panorama of the lion panel. At the time I had not even heard of photogrammetry or even dreamed of building 3 dimensional models. From the January 5, 2015 NG Proof Blog At our core, people are visual communicators. Nothing has ever confirmed my faith in that like seeing the ancient art in the cave of Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc in Ardèche, France. (more…)