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Journey Through the Ice Age

Bahn, Paul, and Jean Vertut

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ISBN 10: 0297835882 / ISBN 13: 9780297835882
Published by Orion Publishing Group, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 1997
Condition: Like New Hardcover
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The book is in perfect cond. It is a very large heavy book 11 1/2 tall and 9 1/2 wide, and it weight 3 1/4 lbs, so internaional is very expencive, if you want the cost email me. From the back cover, :"Tracing Palaeolithic Art from i'ts first discovery in the 10th century to the latest scientific analyses, Paul Bahn takes us inside the world of the Ice Age" The book is rich in striking photography by, the talented Jean Vertut. bringing to life an era we can only try to imagin. All of our book wrapped in sturdy packaging or padded envelopes, plus they are electronically tracked within the USA. Bookseller Inventory # 014378

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Title: Journey Through the Ice Age

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited, London, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

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Some of the oldest art in the world is the subject of this riveting and beautiful book. Paul Bahn and Jean Vertut explore carved objects and wall art discoveries from the Ice Age, covering the period from 300,000 B.P. to 10,000 B.P., and their collaboration marks a signal event for archaeologists and lay readers alike.Utilizing the most modern analytical techniques in archaeology, Bahn presents new accounts of Russian caves only recently opened to foreign specialists; the latest discoveries from China and Brazil; European cave finds at Cosquer, Chauvet, and Covaciella; and the recently discovered sites in Australia. He also studies sites in Africa, India, and the Far East. Included are the only photographic images of many caves that are now closed to protect their fragile environments. A separate chapter in the book examines art fakes and forgeries and relates how such deceptions have been exposed.The beliefs and preoccupations of Paleolithic peoples resonate throughout this book: the importance of the hunt and the magic and shamanism surrounding it, the recording of the seasons, the rituals of sex and fertility, the cosmology and associated myths. Yet enigmas and mysteries emerge as well, particularly as new analytical techniques raise new questions and cast doubt on our earlier suppositions.A comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of all that has been discovered about Ice Age art, Bahn and Vertut's book offers a visually rich link with the past.

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Paul Bahn is a writer, translator, and broadcaster specializing in archaeology. He lives in Hull, England. The late Jean Vertut was the foremost photographer of European cave art. A pioneer of new techniques for recording difficult images, he was also the last person given access to many of the caves featured in this book.

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