Cavemen Could Make Movies? Fascinating Video of Cave Art in Motion

November 5, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Marc Azéma, a filmmaker and researcher of Palaeolithic society, suggests the origins of cinema are found in the flickering images created by Palaeolithic people.

Azéma and his colleague, Florent Rivère, created this video showing how the skill of drawing in frames that create movement is pre-historic. The paintings are found in the Chauvet Cave in southern France, where most of the images were painted more than 30,000 years ago.

The findings were published in Antiquity in 2012.