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Video by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) I shot the original images to make this 3-D model on assignment for @natgeo. The ancient artwork in Chauvet cave is beyond compare. It is 36,000 years old yet seems so fresh. Standing in front of this artwork is a moving experience. It is as if the artist is talking straight to you across an unimaginable gulf of time. We don't have to wonder what paleolithic people thought, they tell their stories on the cave wall.  Last year I founded the Ancient Art Archive (@ancientartarchive) to help preserve and explore humanity's first stories (there is a link [email protected] takes the project page). The project uses photography and 3-D modeling to help bring artwork that most of us will never see to a new audience. #rockart #cave #paleolithic Video by @slavarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) I shot the original images to make this 3-D model on assignment for @natgeo. The ancient artwork in Chauvet cave is beyond compare. It is 36,000 years old yet seems so fresh. Standing in front of this artwork is a moving experience. It is as if the artist is talking straight to you across an unimaginable gulf of time. We don't have to wonder what paleolithic people thought, they tell their stories on the cave wall.  Last year I founded the Ancient Art Archive (@ancientartarchive) to help preserve and explore humanity's first stories (there is a link [email protected] takes the project page). The project uses photography and 3-D modeling to help bring artwork that most of us will never see to a new audience. #rockart #cave #paleolithic

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