All posts tagged with France

Link: Photographing Chauvet

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In Proof, the National Geographic photography blog, Stephen Alvarez describes his experience photographing the famous cave art of Chauvet Cave for the Januar...

Cro-Magnon 1, dating and mtDNA

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I’m running through the new paper from Qiaomei Fu and colleagues Fu:revised:2013 about Upper Paleolithic mtDNA genomes. Probably several readers were wonderi...

Neandertals and eagle talons

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Eugène Morin and Vronique Laroulandie have published a new paper in PLoS ONE demonstrating evidence that some Neandertals had a fetish for eagle talons Morin...


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I’m in Bordeaux for the rest of this week, taking part in the meetings of the Société d’Anthropologie de Paris. The city is just as beautiful as I remember!

Kids leave their traces in caves with art

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Several stories last week related the story (from a conference talk by Jessica Cooney) about evidence that very young children had left finger grooves in the...

Lazaret frontal

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Julien Riel-Salvatore points to news from Lazaret Cave, France: “170,000 year-old human skull fragment found at Lazaret”. There’s a new 170,000-year-old fron...

Combe Capelle redated

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I missed this earlier this month, but Julien Riel-Salvatore did not: “Burial Site at Combe Capelle in France is Not as Old as Previously Assumed, by Several ...

LIFE photo-essay at Lascaux, 1947

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A LIFE magazine photo-essay brings 15 previously unpublished pictures of Lascaux by Ralph Morse, who was the first professional photographer to enter the sit...

Arthouse cave art

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A new film to debut at the Toronto Film Festival is a 90-minute 3-D exploration of Chauvet Cave, directed by Werner Herzog. The LA Times reports on the film:...

French Neolithic discontinuities

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Marie-France Deguilloux and colleagues Deguilloux:2010 present a short analysis of ancient mtDNA recovered from a Neolithic burial at Prissé-la-Charrière, be...


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Today’s sketchbook:

Grotte des Fées de Châtelperron

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Gravina et al. (2005) report on the radiocarbon stratigraphy of Grotte des Fées de Châtelperron, which is the original type site of the Châtelperronia...