My wife and I go to the movies nearly every Friday. This week we had our fill of superhero, techno-effect, CGM montages. So, when I saw the ad for Werner Herzog’s documentary about a 32,000 year old cave in Southern France decorated with perfectly preserved Paleolithic art, my heart sang with eager anticipation.
A key point of the film that stuck in my mind was that a major difference between Homo-sapiens, Neanderthals, and other animals is that Homo-sapiens are driven to express themselves and communicate with images. Its not using tools or building fire as was proposed in the Anthropology 101 class I sat years ago.