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Pech Merle, Lot
« on: May 05, 2020, 11:09:34 pm »
A short clip of the cave art from c.17 mins:
https://www.my5.tv/celebrity-5-go-barging/season-1/episode-2

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Re: Pech Merle, Lot
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 10:52:25 am »
There is a book....

PECH MERLE by Michel Lorblanchet 1974 32 pp, 12 colour photos.  The cave was discovered in 1922 by two teenagers, André David and Henri Dutertre, when they were 16 and 15 years old respectively. The examination of the paintings and engravings was immediately begun by Father Amédée Lemozi, the priest of Cabrerets. The galleries of the cave are on average 10 m wide and the height of the ceilings is about 5 to 10 m. There are two levels of the cave, but there are only paintings on the first level. 300 m of the walls are painted.  In total, there are about 576 separate images  about 60 animal images have been identified: 21 mammoth, 12 horses, 7 bison, 6 aurochs, 6 reindeer, 2 ibex 1 lion, 1 bear and 3 indecipherable ones. However, again unlike other famous cave murals of Palaeolithic times, there are 12 images of humans - 8 relatively naturalistic, and 4 schematic.  In French SB.  £10.00


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Re: Pech Merle, Lot
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 09:25:56 pm »
A shame it was so brief, as it's one of the few caves in the area still open to the public to see original cave art. There is also an imprint of a foot preserved in the mud of the cave. The trouble with these programmes is that they focus too much on the 'celebrities' and less on the places that they visit.

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Re: Pech Merle, Lot
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 04:54:32 pm »
There is a book....

PECH MERLE by Michel Lorblanchet 1974 32 pp, 12 colour photos.  The cave was discovered in 1922 by two teenagers, André David and Henri Dutertre, when they were 16 and 15 years old respectively. The examination of the paintings and engravings was immediately begun by Father Amédée Lemozi, the priest of Cabrerets. The galleries of the cave are on average 10 m wide and the height of the ceilings is about 5 to 10 m. There are two levels of the cave, but there are only paintings on the first level. 300 m of the walls are painted.  In total, there are about 576 separate images  about 60 animal images have been identified: 21 mammoth, 12 horses, 7 bison, 6 aurochs, 6 reindeer, 2 ibex 1 lion, 1 bear and 3 indecipherable ones. However, again unlike other famous cave murals of Palaeolithic times, there are 12 images of humans - 8 relatively naturalistic, and 4 schematic.  In French SB.  £10.00

There is also  Pech-Merle de Cabrerets L. R. Nougier & R. Robert, Hb, A5, 32pp, I have this and the one you mention above .

Tony you can have them both for a fiver

Mike

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Re: Pech Merle, Lot
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 05:47:11 am »
From tomorrow they are doing online tours:
https://www.pechmerle.com/le-centre-de-prehistoire/covid-19-decouvrez-la-prehistoire-du-quercy-2/

It even makes it into Rough Guides : Make the most of your time on earth
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Re: Pech Merle, Lot
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 11:27:45 am »
There is a book....

PECH MERLE by Michel Lorblanchet 1974 32 pp, 12 colour photos.  The cave was discovered in 1922 by two teenagers, André David and Henri Dutertre, when they were 16 and 15 years old respectively. The examination of the paintings and engravings was immediately begun by Father Amédée Lemozi, the priest of Cabrerets. The galleries of the cave are on average 10 m wide and the height of the ceilings is about 5 to 10 m. There are two levels of the cave, but there are only paintings on the first level. 300 m of the walls are painted.  In total, there are about 576 separate images  about 60 animal images have been identified: 21 mammoth, 12 horses, 7 bison, 6 aurochs, 6 reindeer, 2 ibex 1 lion, 1 bear and 3 indecipherable ones. However, again unlike other famous cave murals of Palaeolithic times, there are 12 images of humans - 8 relatively naturalistic, and 4 schematic.  In French SB.  £10.00

There is also  Pech-Merle de Cabrerets L. R. Nougier & R. Robert, Hb, A5, 32pp, I have this and the one you mention above .

Tony you can have them both for a fiver

Mike

Bet you have not read either of them.  How about a precis?


 

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