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African Rock Art : Paintings and Engravings on Stone
by David Coulson, Alec Campbell
(Hardcover)

Beyond Art : Pleistocene Image and Symbol (Wattis Symposium Series in Anthropology)
by Margaret W. Conkey (Editor), et al
(Paperback)
 

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art (Cambridge Illustrated Histories)
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art (Cambridge Illustrated History)
by Paul G. Bahn, Desmond Morris
Beautifully illustrated in color with many rare and unique photographs, prints, and drawings, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art presents the first balanced and truly worldwide survey of prehistoric art. The book also offers the first detailed account of how the world of scholarship became aware of the existence of prehistoric art, reproducing the very earliest drawings by explorers and surveyors from the 1600s onward to create a unique pictorial as well as discursive resource. With this powerful combination of illustration and analysis, Paul Bahn describes what prehistoric art is and the different ways in which it can shed light on the lives and preoccupations of our ancestors: sexual, humorous, social, economic, and religious. The result is a fascinating exploration: a book that Desmond Morris describes as "a model of scientific restraint and objectivity....this is ultimately an art book, and as such it is endlessly provocative and engaging." Paul Bahn is an archaeologist and the author of more than 400 publications. He has authored or coauthored eight books, including The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology. Dr. Bahn is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. 
(Hardcover)
The Cave of Lascaux : The Final Photographs
by Mario Ruspoli, Yves Coppens (Designer)
(Hardcover - May 1987)

The Cave of Lascaux: The Final Photographs
by Mario Ruspoli, Yves Coppens (Designer)
(Hardcover - May 1987)

The Cave Beneath the Sea: Paleolithic Images at Cosquer
by Jean Clottes, et al
(Hardcover)
 

Chauvet Cave: The Art of Earliest Times
Chauvet Cave: The Art of Earliest Times
by Jean Clottes, Paul G. Bahn
Hardcover from University of Utah Press
A Cosmos In Stone: Interpreting Religion and Society Through Rock Art
by J. David Lewis-Williams
Textbook Binding: 304 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 9.22 x 6.34
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing; ISBN: 0759101965; (May 15, )
 
Dawn of Art : The Chauvet Cave: The Oldest Known Paintings in the World
by Jean-Marie Chauvet, et al
The 1990s have witnessed a sort of renaissance in cave art, thanks to new discoveries from the south of France. Previously, the oldest examples of human art were thought to have been painted 15,000 years ago. When these three spelunkers-turned-authors happened upon the Chauvet cave (named after one of them), however, they visited an underground art gallery that had been closed for 30,000 years. It's still inaccessible today, except to specialists. But this wonderful book of pictures and text allows virtual tourists to appreciate the creations of our remotest ancestors. This may be primitive art in the literal sense of the term, but it's remarkably sophisticated. Amazon.com
Hardcover (March )
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810932326 
Cave of Altamira
by Antonio Beltran (Editor), et al
This splendid volume offers a fresh look at one of the finest surviving works of Paleolithic art: the paintings in the cave of Altamira in northern Spain. Discovered in 1879, these vivid likenesses of horses, cattle, and bison seemed so fresh and "modern" that critics doubted their authenticity, and suspected an elaborate hoax. Only in 1905, with the first scholarly analysis of the works, were they finally accepted as Paleolithic art. Charts, maps, and descriptions guide readers through the... The Publisher
Hardcover: 180 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810919893;
A Guide to Rock Art Sites : Southern California and Southern Nevada
by David S. Whitley
Listed under American Rock Art

The Hunter's Vision: The Prehistoric Art of Zimbabwe
by Peter Garlake
Hardcover: ; University of Washington Press
ISBN: 029597480X;

Images in Stone: Southwest Rock Art
by David Muench (Photographer), Polly Schaafsma
Listed under American Rock Art

Journey Through the Ice Age
by Paul G. Bahn, Jean Vertut (Photographer)
Hardcover: 240 pages
University of California Press; ISBN: 0520213068; (November 3, )

Landscapes Rock Art and the Dreaming World : Archaeology of Pre-Understanding (New Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology)
by David Bruno
Hardcover - 352 pages
Continuum; ISBN: 0718502434 

The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art
by David Lewis-Williams
(Hardcover)
 

Prehistoric Art: The Symbolic Journey of Humankind
Prehistoric Art: The Symbolic Journey of Humankind
by Randall White
Hardcover from Harry N Abrams
Prehistoric Art in Europe (Pelican History of Art)
by N. K. Sandars, N.K. Sanders
Until around 10,000 BC art in Europe appears to have been in advance of the rest of the world and throws light on the total history of early man. The great masterpieces of cave-painting at Lascaux are well known, and one tradition of early sculpture is from the first surprizingly classical. With the shelter paintings of the Spanish Levant and the clay modelling and painted pottery of eastern Europe in the fourth and third millennia BC fresh artistic problems were tackled. Later still evolved the high technical accomplishment of the metal-workers, and this study concludes with an account of the new departures of Celtic La Tene art of the last four centuries BC.
(Paperback - June 1992)
 
Prehistoric Textiles
Prehistoric Textiles
by E. J.W. Barber
Paperback from Princeton University Press
1992
Prehistoric Art and Civilization (Discoveries)
by Denis Vialou
(Paperback)
 
Shamans of Prehistory
Shamans of Prehistory
by Jean Clottes, David Lewis-Williams
Hardcover: 120 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 12.34 x 10.89 
Publisher: Harry N Abrams;
ISBN: 0810941821 
World Rock Art (Conservation and Cultural Heritage Series)
World Rock Art (Conservation and Cultural Heritage Series)
by Jean Clottes
Paperback from J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
Africa's Vanishing Art: The Rock Paintings of Tanzania 
by Mary Douglas Leakey
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First Painter
by Kathryn Lasky, Rocco Baviera (Illustrator)
(Hardcover)
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Prehistoric Rock Art of Galloway and the Isle of Man
by Ronald W. Morris
(Hardcover - November 1979)
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