posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 08:14 AM
Originally posted by Earthscum
neolithic cave paintings really intrigue me. It's amazing to be able to watch the progression of the artistic influence along human evolution.
I'm actually doing a 1/2 hour student film on the rock art of the Chumash Indians (I'll be doing most of the shooting in July) that will be shown at
a few science fiction conventions (and probably for sale via a website.) I hope to later do another one on the White Shaman preserve here in
I've been doing a lot of reading in preparation for these -- there's some wonderful books on the rock art of the Colorado River region, including
some examples of distinct influence of themes and gods that appear in Central America and some interesting stylistic derivations.
I originally wanted to do a piece on shamanistic rock art... but quickly determined that such a theme would take about 10 hours of film to explore in
reasonable detail (and that's only if you wanted to limit yourself to the Americas.)
Fascinating stuff. I'm also going to join the Center for First Americans www.centerfirstamericans.com...
-- picked up their Mammoth Trumpet
newsletter while I was on the archaeology field school dig two weeks ago, and I'm hooked!