06th - 11th October 2016

Côa, the river with a thousand engravings

Sunday 14th October 2007 from 10h30 to 12h30
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Jean-Luc Bouvret
Written by
Maud Compocasso
Produced by
Le Miroir, MNHN, 2: radio e televisao de portugal,; Gédéon Programmes, Lx Filmes, CNRS Images, AVRO

Documentary, France, 2006, 52 min

The discovery of thousands of engravings dating back to 25,000 B.C, which have laid exposed to the open air along the banks of the Portuguese River Coa, could revolutionise the way we imagine the lives and the purpose of art of our prehistoric ancestors. Rock art in caves may have been an exception. Thanks to a lowering of the river, a researchers team explores, for the first time, one of the most precious sites of European cultural heritage.


Debate with :

  • Jean-Luc Bouvret, director
  • Denis Vialou, specialist in hominid quaternary at the National Museum of Natural History and CNRS