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The earliest astronomers?

The earliest astronomers?

The short version of this post is that Astronomy in the Upper Palaeolithic? by Hayden & Villeneuve is a great paper. If you’re interested in astronomy in hunter-gatherer societies you should read it. I’m going to disagree with some parts of the paper...

How Art Made The World – Revisited

While looking for something else I found this snippet from How Art Made the World. It deals with the exaggerated features of the Ice Age Venuses. Yes they’re unrealistic images of women, but why do they look unrealistic? The answer might be found in the actions...

Art in the eye of the Beholder?

It’s a deer. This is the most easily seen of the carvings. I went up to Creswell Crags on the bank holiday weekend to see the Ice Age art which had recently been discovered. As a trip I can highly recommend it. Even though it was a Bank Holiday weekend, there...