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I've been getting acquainted with an interesting and fairly new arts blog CultureGrrl, written by Lee Rosenbaum, a longtime cultural journalist who writes for Wall Street Journal and Art in America. Yesterday she wrote some interesting observations about the prehistoric art scene in the Dordogne region of southwest France where many of the great caves including Lascaux are located.

As you know, I'm passionate about prehistoric art and this report is an interesting follow up to my recent articles on the fungus in Lascaux and group working to save it. Last year I also posted about a cave replica being prepared for a travelling exhibition. Getting a nice group of articles here, aren't I? To cap it all, I need to visit the area, but as Rosenbaum writes, it may be difficult to see them. Go read!

Later: Leslee wrote in the comments that there's an article about this in Time magazine. This is similar to the earlier one published in the European edition, mentioned by Rosenbaum and which I also linked to in the earlier post.

Marja-Leena | 15/06/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Rock Art & Archaeology


I was just reading this article in Time magazine last night about Lascaux. But I'm not sure I would have known about it at all prior to your posts.

Thanks for that link Leslee! - another article by Time, similar to the first one I linked to earlier which was the European edition, also the one Rosenbaum mentions. It's getting some publicity.