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04 June 2013 Timpanogos Cave National Monument The Timpanogos Cave is one of the National Monuments of United States. The first person who was in there was Martin Hansen in 1887 but in those years this cave did not have the same name as today its first name was Hansen Cave. A cave is a place defined as “any natural cavity large enough to allow human entry” it means that when people is inside there they get strict instructions to protect the cave and to preserve it for the future, the people...

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Cave Tour Case Study

3 companies- Waitomo Caves, Skyline Queenstown, Real Journeys. How they started the product the offer At least 3 changes or milestones. The Waitomo Caves How they started The Waitomo caving system is a charitable society which was formed and incorporated in 1973. For 6 years the original waitomo museum operated from a small room in the historic waitomo caves hotel. In 1980 a purpose-built museum was erected on the present site in the centre of waitomo caves village and was doubled...

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Crystal Cave Geology

Crystal Cave of Giants The Naica mine is located in Chihuahua, Mexico and was first discovered in 1794. The mines primary interest was silver and gold until about the 1900’s when a large-scale mining began as Zinc and Lead become more valuable resources. This is the largest mine in the country that produces lead, zinc and silver, among other minerals. The entrance is located 1385 m above sea level in the north of the 12km.-long sierra Naica. In April of 2000, brothers Elroy and Javier Delgado...

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Cave Paintings

 Chauvet Cave Horses The expression of “cave painting” usually refers to drawing, stencil art and painting on the walls and ceilings of prehistoric caves of the Stone Age. Evidence indicates it began during the Aurignacian period (around 30,000 BC) but reached a highpoint during the late Magdalenian period. The most spectacular examples of this rock art have been discovered in France and Spain, where archeologists have found some 350 caves containing Paleolithic artworks, but...

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Plato's Cave: Still Current in Mass Media

Plato’s Cave: Still Current in Mass Media In the “Allegory of the Cave,” Plato describes a group of stupefied people who have been trapped in a cave their entire lives. These prisoners are chained facing a wall; they cannot see anything except the shadows on that wall, which are being cast by men carrying unknown objects in front of a glowing fire. They never see the actual carriers or items, and they hear nothing but the echoes of these obscure men, yet are still entranced by these illogical sounds...

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Cave Paintings

The Cave of Lascaux and Cave Art Cave paintings might possibly be the oldest known form of communication that exists today. Cave paintings date back to a period of time called the Paleolithic Age. The Paleolithic Age took place from 40,000 to 10,000 B.C. Prehistoric Age is divided into three parts: Paleolithic being the earliest, Mesolithic being the middle at 10,000 B.C. and Neolithic Age being the latest at 8,000 B.C. During the Paleolithic Age it is believed that the cave paintings at Lascaux...

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Prehistoric Art~Cave Paintings

Cave paintings were the first forms of art. These paintings first appeared around 31,000 years ago. The oldest one known is in the El Castillo cave in Spain. This is not a very well-known cave, even though I think it should be. The Chauvet, Altamira, and Lascaux are the most common caves. Cave art is very interesting and has created multiple theories. The first theory of the purpose of this new outburst was just a way to be decorative. I don’t think that is the sole reason for...

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Saunders Carol Hendricks, Art and Culture Film Description 7 January 2012 Cave of Forgotten Dreams The magnificence of art is evident across the ages. The movie, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” produced by Wermer Herzog, depicts a close up look into the earliest art of the Paleolithic Age found deep in the Chauvet Cave in France. The cave paintings were discovered by three explorers who set out in search of hidden caves in the mountains above the Ardèche River in France. This discovery has given...

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Cave Art: Lascaux & Cosquer Cave

Cave Art: Lascaux & Cosquer Cave When someone mentions cave art, everyone is probably going to assume that it’s art inside of a cave. Sure, they are right, but what kind of art? And why would art be in a cave? Cave art dates back to the Paleolithic era. Many believe that the reason cavemen did this cave art was to tell stories. That’s what is so interesting about cave art. You’re not sure exactly what the story of this world’s history is, but you have to interpret it. The only place in the world...

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The Cave of Lascaux

The Cave of Lascaux During the prehistoric time, people would express their thought by drawing many pictures in the caves and usually drew on the walls and ceilings inside the caves. The most common pictures in cave paintings are big wild animals, such as horses, tigers, deer, and tracings of human hands. Many cave paintings were found all over Europe and usually, they were on the wall of abandoned cave with the blocked entrance for many years, so the paintings were well preserved inside the...

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