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The Cave of Lascaux

The Cave of Lascaux

Developed by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, this Website shares the prehistoric artwork of the cave at Lascaux. Includes opportunities to both discover and learn about the cave, including a history of the cave, a virtual tour of the drawings, and a chance to test what you have learned. The site explains the geological and historical timeline of the cave, the story and circumstances of its discovery, the circumstances of its...

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Kendra Miller
Kendra Miller (Faculty)
3 years ago
Interesting, high-quality images with much of the material translated into English, German, Spanish or French. Since assignments are not offered, this resource works best for displaying images that contextualize the cave and as a starting point to spark in-class discussions. Site navigation is clear and is easy for learners to navigate on their own as preparation for a flipped class session or in class to show examples. The resource also contains themes and techniques associated with the cave, which lends the resource's use to critical-thinking exercises via comparison-contrast assignments.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes
Luz del Carmen A. Vilchis Esquivel
12 years ago

This material was used in the Semiotics Seminar from the Posgraduate Program in Fine Arts at National School of Visual Arts in the National Autonomous University of Mexico with 23 students.

We worked with the concepts of form and meaning of the Lascaux drawings

Technical Remarks:

We could understand the interface and navigate without problems. The students found quickly the interaction structure. They only complained about the music monotony.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 60 minutes