outline only: W. Davis, "The Origins
of Image Making." Current Anthropology. June 1986. vol. 27 no.3.
view: "where else would art have had its beginnings? On walls? On
bone? There were phenomena of more recent history. In their very first
appearance, murals and carvings already show the expertise of long tradition,
a tradition developed, it would seem certain, on the artist's own skin." O.
Vlahos, Body, The Ultimate Symbol. New York, 1979.
fine: J. Berger, "The Chauvet Cave." In, The
Shape of a Pocket. New York, 2001. p.37. "Context,
more than nature, form, or practical function, determines the religious
significance of material objects." D.B.
Dickson, The Dawn of Belief. Tucson, AZ., 1990. pp 99-100.
Bill Monroe, a writer for the Portland Oregonian, recounted
his experience in an article for the newspaper. Monroe was elk hunting
when the stillness of the late afternoon was broken by an eerie sound.
'The deafening screaming, choking, belching moan from the ridge was
chilling. he wrote. The kind of scream that sends mothers
scurrying to find their children. The kind of scream no cougar or
bear could ever squeeze from their throat... unless it was their
last. Piercing, echoing, guttural; a single, horrible high-pitched-yet-throaty,
inhuman, unnatural creation of Steven Spielberg that makes your skin