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Jean Clottes: Rock Art's Jovial Cave Bear

Science  12 Feb 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5404, pp. 920-921
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5404.920b

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TARASCON, FRANCE-- Jean Clottes, the eminent French prehistorian, has been something of an outsider among the French scholarly elite and has never had a university or museum affiliation. But now Clottes is heading the most important cave art dig in France--some would say in the world--on the 32,000-year-old paintings at the Grotte Chauvet (see main text).