The Stone Age in Chicago

'The Cave Paintings of Lascaux'

The famous Lascaux Caves of southern France -- or at least a life-sized replica of them --are now in Chicago. We revisit a preview of the exhibit at the Field Museum on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux is on display until September 8, 2013. View a photo gallery of the caves below.

Watch a web-exclusive video from Field Museum curator Jim Phillips, as he recounts his own visit to the actual caves in Lascaux, France in 1964:

 

 

In the following video, Phillips discusses the changing landscape and climate that the cave painters lived in: