Communication at the International Rock Art Congress, Vila Real, Portugal.
Direct radiocarbon dates for prehistoric paintings at the Altamira, El Castillo and Niaux caves.
Emergence of Modern Human Behavior: Middle Stone Age Engravings from South Africa.
Press release, Arizona State University, 31 March 2003.
David Lewis-Williams draws thoughts from the paintings themselves, from anthropology and neurological science, to propose an important link between the paintings and altered states of consciousness. Human figures in portable art of the European Upper Palaeolithic Places of art, traces of fire: a contextual approach to anthropomorphic figurines in the Pavlovian (Central Europe, 29-24 kyr BP). Abstract: Anthropomorphic figurines are one of the most discussed instances of Palaeolithic Art.
Abstract: What prompted people to undertake hazardous journeys into the dark inner reaches of caves to carve or paint animals and other features onto the rock faces?
East African artifacts support evolution of symbolic thinking in Middle Stone Age. Britain Creswell Crags -- discovered in 2003, the engravings are at least 12,800 years old Grotte Chauvet -- Pont-d'Arc.
Heaven and earth in ice age art: topography and iconography at Lascaux. Do Kenya tools root birth of modern thought in Africa? Variability in traces of Middle Pleistocene hominid behavior in the Kapthurin Formation, Baringo, Kenya. The Ascent of Mind: Ice Age Climates and the Evolution of Intelligence. Three stages in the evolution of culture and cognition. Thematic changes in Upper Paleolithic art: a view from the Grotte Chauvet.