New Scientist Presents: Stone-Age cinema

Catherine Brahic, Features editor

You’ve probably seen pictures of the extraordinary cave paintings at Chauvet or Lascaux. You may have been lucky enough to see some cave art in person. But have you ever paused to think about the artists who left them behind? Wondered about what the paintings meant to them – or how they used them? Did you know that cavemen invented the moving image? 

Catherine Brahic is an award-winning science journalist and editor. She has commissioned and written stories for New Scientist for the last ten years, with a focus on human evolution and our natural environment. She has had the privilege of visiting many remarkable places, from the Arctic ice pack to the desert of Niger. But it was deep inside a mountain in Spain that something dark and ancient really struck a chord.

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