By Wendy Ashmore,Barbara Mills,Dorothy Lippert
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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 impressive prehistory to a well-liked viewers. yet paleolithic cave work, gorgeous as they're, shape only a a part of a narrative that starts off with the coming of the 1st people to Europe 1.
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Voices in American Archaeology by Wendy Ashmore,Barbara Mills,Dorothy Lippert