The First Artists

In Search of the World's Oldest Art


Two of the greatest living authorities on Ice Age art take the reader on a journey across the globe and hundreds of thousands of years into the past to discover the deepest origins of art.


ISBN: 9780500051870 Category:

Michel Lorblanchet, Paul Bahn

Additional information

Weight 638 g
Dimensions 16 x 24.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 20 September 2017
Number of pages 296
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16 x 24.1 cm
Weight 638 g

Paul Bahn is co-author of Thames & Hudson’s bestselling Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, and author of Images of the Ice Age, widely regarded as the standard introduction to cave art.

Michel Lorblanchet is a leading French specialist in the field of Palaeolithic art. In his former roles as Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and research consultant for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies he pioneered experimental methods of reproducing ancient art, as well as scientific methods for its dating. His Art pariétal: Grottes ornées du Quercy (Editions du Rouergue, 2010), the sum of forty-five years of research, is considered the definitive work on the art of the Quercy region, which includes more than thirty painted caves.