The Lascaux Caves
For a virtual tour of the Lascaux Caves, click https://archeologie.culture.fr/lascaux/en Click the play button to start the tour. As it progresses, small labels will pop up at the bottom left. Click on them for more information regarding specific imagery. This is an exercise in looking and putting your visual findings into words. To that end, explore the tour of the Lascaux Caves. When you feel you have a good sense of the place, tell us about what you have discovered simply by looking closely. You can focus on a particular space or a single drawing, or possibly a sequence of spaces. Identify what part of the tour you would like to address; explain why that particular aspect struck you. You can talk about how it relates to something you encountered in the lecture video or in the reading, or perhaps is an entirely new facet not covered in the other course materials. In addition to the tour itself, consider the auxiliary pages that address the site or the discovery or archaeological research. Lastly, think about what larger theme or question your discovery relates to. Following the “How to Look at a Building” section, you could focus on how, say, a particular drawing might have been made; how the drawing relates to the surfaces of the cave; what the significance might have been for those who made it, etc. You could even discuss how the tour itself is constructed since that relates to the meaning of Lascaux to us today. How would this tour feel if you were the one to discover the caves, or if you came here as part of a class tour? Requirement: can be about a long paragraph, maybe 200-300 words, and you can include a picture if that helps.