Herzog on venturing into Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc

Werner Herzog discusses his current 3-D film about the Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc. Filmed by Roger Ebert at the 2010 Conference on World Affairs in Boulder

A recommended book on this subject, by scholar David S. Whitley…


Another recommended book that’s still in print, by French archaeologist Jean Clottes…


And two more speculative books on the subject by scholar David Lewis-Williams that we’ve spotlighted here before…

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I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

2 thoughts on “Herzog on venturing into Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc

  1. The documentary the world has waited 35,000 years for! The part that gets me is when Herzog mentions a pair of ancient footprints deep in the cave: one belonging to a small boy, and next to him, the prints of a “wolf.” It’s Timmy and Lassie’s ancient ancestors. The mental picture of a small boy and his faithful wolf-dog venturing into the dark, unknown recesses of a cave together is just thrilling.

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