Event: Virtual Chauvet Cave: Masterworks of the Paleolithic

Date & Time

May 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Contact Information

Michelle Jacobson
Phone 310-825-4004


Event Type

Cotsen Public Lecture

Event Details

We are excited to announce that our event Chauvet Cave: Masterworks of the Paleolithic will now be held virtually!

In conjunction with the global digital film premiere of The Final Passage, a 28-minute immersive experience of the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave and its paintings, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology will be hosting a virtual discussion and Q&A session with Jean-Michel Geneste, General Curator of Cultural Heritage for the Ministry of Culture in France and former curator of the Lascaux caves, and the film’s producer, Martin Marquet. Participants are invited to watch the film online prior to the event. Questions can be submitted in advance when registering or during the event.

Since its discovery in 1998, the extraordinary rock art of the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave in south-central France has been celebrated for its remarkable realism and demonstration of skill never before seen in cave art. Dating back 36,000 years, the myriad paintings of horses heads, mammoths, bears, cave lions, rhinoceroses and more use “the knobs, recesses, and other irregularities of the limestone to impart a sense of dynamism and three-dimensionality to their galloping, leaping creatures,” according to Smithsonian magazine.

(only available from May 7 - June 7)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Space is limited. Please register by May 25.

This event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Rock Art Archive. Email Michelle Jacobson at mjacobson@ioa.ucla.edu for more information.