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    • James HarveyJames Harvey
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      I just watched this doco on netflix, ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’. It’s 5 years old, but very impressive. Wonderful footage and context given to the paintings in there, 30,000 years old, over the top of cave bear claw marks (if that doesn’t impress you…).

      I don’t think I’d be the only one here who would say part of the lure of bowhunting is the sense of connection to humanity past, and this documentary showcases some outstanding wildlife art by what you could only imagine were some serious ‘outdoorsmen’.

    • tailfeather
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      Agree, it is a fantastic documentary for all the reasons you mention. Definitely worth a watch.

    • Col MikeCol Mike
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      Agree a great watch. Nice your getting some time away from the field manuals.:D


    • Mark Turton
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      It’s on my to-do list visit the caves, I dont think visitors can go in but there are recreations at a visitors center.

      Reading about the paintings they used the natural rock formation to extenuate the shape of the animal so the paintings appear to change viewed from different angles, all painted by the light of a smokey touch, extraordinary, will definatley watch the documentary again.

      But even to survive their understanding of the natural world must have been vast and passed on with no written text that we are aware of, possibly a limited vocabulary, but they flourished and created art.

      I’ve never found an arrow head or stone tools but I do have a single stone bead and it fires my imagination to hold it, I can guess how it was made but what was it used for and by who?


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