Episode Detail: The Day Pictures Were Born - Imagination
Nigel Spivey investigates images made during what anthropologists call the “creative explosion” more than 30,000 years ago. His journey takes him to Altamira, Spain, where the earliest prehistoric paintings were discovered. He compares them with rock art made by the San bushmen of southern Africa just a few hundred years ago; and to similar drawings by American Indians. Rock-art experts David Lewis Williams and David Whitley lend insight.