Who built a structure made up of more than 400 broken stalagmites roughly 1000 feet inside a cave in the Aveyron gorges of France? What time was this structure created and for what purpose? Since its discovery in 1990, Bruniquel Cave has kept the secrets of its architecture and creation. In 2014, a team of researchers returned to the cave, hoping to solve the enigma. This documentary has followed their progress for 4 years, both in their laboratories and in Bruniquel itself. Exclusively, we have witnessed one of the most important archaeological discoveries of our time. The Neandertal is at the center of it all.
Screening time: Saturday, May 16th, 4:33-5:27, Shedd Institute Recital Hall
Length: 54 mins.
Language: English and French with English Subtitles
Director: Luc-Henri Fage
Producers: Coproduction GEDEON Programmes, FELIS Production, ARTE France, and CNRS Images