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Journey through the ice age

Author: Paul G Bahn; Jean Vertut
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press., [1997]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some of the oldest art in the world is the subject of this riveting and beautiful book. Bahn and Vertut explore carved objects and wall art discoveries from the Ice Age, covering the period from 300,000 B.C. to 40,000 B.C., and their collaboration marks a signal event for archaeologists and lay readers alike. 150 full-color illustrations, 50 b & w illustrations.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul G Bahn; Jean Vertut
ISBN: 0520213068 9780520213067 0520229002 9780520229006
OCLC Number: 36892707
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: Cave Life --
Ch. 1. The Discovery of Ice Age Art --
Ch. 2. The Oldest Art in the World --
Ch. 3. A Worldwide Phenomenon --
Ch. 4. Making a Record --
Ch. 5. How Old Is the Art? --
Ch. 6. Fakes and Forgeries --
Ch. 7. Portable Art --
Ch. 8. Blocks, Rock Shelters and Caves --
Ch. 9. Art in the Open Air --
Ch. 10. What Was Depicted? --
Ch. 11. Reading the Messages --
Ch. 12. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Paul G. Bahn and Jean Vertut.
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Some of the oldest art in the world is the subject of this riveting and beautiful book. Bahn and Vertut explore carved objects and wall art discoveries from the Ice Age, covering the period from 300,000 B.C. to 40,000 B.C., and their collaboration marks a signal event for archaeologists and lay readers alike. 150 full-color illustrations, 50 b & w illustrations.

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