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Cave drawings on Internet

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Donna Schill (schill)
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 11:52:24 -0800 (PST)

Art on the Internet:
5th-6th grade art of ancient civilizations.

We began with Paleolithic art - the caves in France - by going on the
Internet to visit the most recently discovered cave drawings in
France - 30,000 yeard b.p.(before present).The time line we constructed went
out the classroom door and "almost to the crossing guard".
The children then viewed a (teacher prepared) HyperCard stack of a cave
visit with cave drawings. They used those images to draw in their sketch
books. The final project was a wall mural of cave drawings using their
My home page has links to France:
Direct link to France:
The cave images are quite fantastic! "We picture making creatures" have
been making images
for quite a long time. This cave - Chauvet at Pont d'Arc - has immense
implications because using the most sophisticated dating technology it is
estimated they are 30,000 years old! Lascaux, by comparison, is 17,000 b.p.
Viewing these most ancient images via most recent technology is an event
in itself.
Dr. Donna Emsel Schill
Room 412C, Miller Hall
Box 353600
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3600
e-mail: schill