french-rock

High altitude archaeology: Prehistoric paintings revealed

Archaeologists at the University of York have undertaken pioneering scans of the highest prehistoric paintings of animals in Europe.

Studying the rock paintings of Abri Faravel, a rock shelter in the Southern French Alps 2,133m above sea level, archaeologists used car batteries to power laser and white-light scanners in a logistically complex operation.

Producing virtual models of the archaeological landscape, researchers have now published the scans in Internet Archaeology - an online, open-access journal.

Abri Faravel was discovered fortuitously in 2010. The rock shelter has seen phases of human activity from the Mesolithic to the medieval period, with its prehistoric rock paintings known to be the highest painted representations of animals (quadrupeds) in Europe. Read more.

[FRENCH ROCK HELL YEAH BABY] | an introduction to French rock bands from all sub-genres. 

1980’s:

trust - antisocial (1980) | téléphone - cendrillon (1982) | bérurier noir - salut à toi (1985) | indochine - trois nuits par semaine (1985) | les rita mitsouko - c'est comme ça (1986) | mano negra - mala vida (1988)

1990’s:

billy ze kick - ocd (1993) | elmer food beat - le plastique c'est fantastique (1994) | dolly - je n'veux pas rester sage (1997) | louise attaque - j’t'emmène au vent (1997) | matmatah - lambé an dro (1997) | noir désir - l'homme pressé (1998) | m - je dis aime (1999) | zebda - tomber la chemise (1999)

2000’s:

damien saez - jeune et con (2000) | kyo - dernière danse (2003) | les wampas - manu chao (2003) | mickey 3d - respire (2003) | déportivo - parmi eux (2004) | eths - crucifere (2004) | no one is innocent - revolution.com (2004) | sinsemilia - bienvenue en chiraquie (2004) | superbus - radio song (2004) | guerilla poubelle - demain il pleut (2005) | luke - hasta siempre (2005) | tryo - l'hymne de nos campagnes (2005) | bb brunes - le gang (2006) | eiffel - ma part d'ombre (2006) | mademoiselle k - ça me vexe (2006) | mass hysteria - failles (2009)

[listen]

youtube

The Weakends - Devil By My Side

youtube

Jacques Dutronc - Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous