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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 closing in 1963, the construction of a copy of the cave, and a virtual tour through the different rooms. The Official Lascaux Cave site available in English, French, German and Spanish.

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Luz del Carmen A. Vilchis Esquivel
7 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

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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