The Cave Beneath the Sea: Paleolithic Images at Cosquer

Jean Clottes; Jean Courtin




Harry N Abrams Inc

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The Cave Beneath the Sea is the only book in English that details the remarkable discovery of a wealth of prehistoric art made by a diver Henri Cosquer in 1991. The undersea gallery includes pictures of land animals such as horses, ibex, chamois, and the huge, long-extinct megaloceros deer, skillfully rendered in life-like poses; marine animals such as seals and great auks, which flourished in the then-frigid Mediterranean climateTT; dozens of paintings of human hands; and amazingly, a drawing of a human killed by a spear, an unusual object in Paleolithic art. The author discusses the size, style, and location of the images, and compares them with art found in other prehistoric caves.

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Other editions: Softcover - 2010, Hardcover - 2008, Hardcover - 2008, 2005, 2003, Hardcover - 2003, Softcover - 2002, 2001, 1999, 1999

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