Genevieve von Petzinger

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Genevieve von Petzinger studies cave art from the European Ice Age and has built a unique database that holds more than 5,000 signs from almost 400 sites across Europe. Her work has appeared in popular science magazines such as New Scientists and Science Illustrated. A National Geographic Emerging Explorer of 2016, she has been a TED fellow in 2011 and 2013–2015; her 2015 TED talk has more than two million views. The First Signs is von Petzinger’s new book, the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art found at sites around the world.
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