On the Rocks: Art in the age of the dinosaurs focuses on the “rupestrian” art of the first Indians of America. In the setting of Utah’s magnificent canyons it takes us on a tour of the major sites that have revolutionized our understanding of prehistoric art. A series of interviews with experts and enthusiasts helps us comprehend this exceptional and surprisingly little-known heritage.
On the Rocks: Art in the age of the dinosaurs tells the story of several of these mysterious engravings.
The film develops like a real field investigation in the company of two internationally-renowned specialists of rock art: Paul Bahn and Jean-Loïc Le Quellec.
What do today’s archaeologists know about the strange figures that adorn rock faces across the world? What can they tell us about these fascinating works created in the mists of time?
The state of Utah is one of the most important repositories of rupestrian art in the world and thus a fitting setting for Paul and Jean-Loïc to carry out their investigations. The beauty of the landscape also provides a common thread for the film. The magnificent settings are an integral part of the stories evoked by the engravings and are, still, a permanent invitation to travel and explore and perhaps hold the key to our understanding…