Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Video: Cave art from "The Ascent of Man"

by Salman Hameed

Well before Cosmos, there was Jacob Bronowski's The Ascent of Man. Since I just had a post about Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, here is a clip from the first episode of The Ascent of Man that talks about cave art from 30,000 years ago. The cave part starts about 3 minutes into this 10 minute clip. In case you are interested in watching the full episode, you can get it here. It is from the early 1970s, and yet it is fantastic! Good ideas never really get old. Enjoy.


Akbar said...

There is hardly any evidence of man killing man in these ancient wall paintings as far as I know. I don't know how should I really define human civilization and progress.

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