National Geographic : 1948 Dec
: National Geographic Society + Prehistoric Artists Knew Their Bison, Gone from Dordogne since History Began Whether two enemies are calling it a day after com bat or hurrying away to new pastures is unknown. Evidently the humpbacked beasts were painted from life by one familiar with them. Kodachromes by Maynard Owen Williams + Was the Arrow Slinger Who Scarred This Painting a Vandal or Magician? What seem careless scratches may be arrows through which a sorcerer sought to kill his prey. Much prehis toric art was religious when religion was mere magic. Monsieur Laval's niece shows the scale of the figures.