By Matthew Liebmann,Uzma Z. Rizvi
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Werner Herzog's 2011 movie Cave of Forgotten desires, concerning the painted caves at Chauvet, France introduced a glimpse of Europe's awesome prehistory to a favored viewers. yet paleolithic cave work, lovely as they're, shape only a a part of a narrative that starts with the arriving of the 1st people to Europe 1.
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Archaeology and the Postcolonial Critique (Archaeology in Society) by Matthew Liebmann,Uzma Z. Rizvi