Victoria-based archaeologist Genevieve Von Petzinger writes about the connections she has found between most of Europe's cave art in The First Signs (Atria Books 2016). She has built a database that holds more than 5,000 signs from 400 sites across Europe of these early indications of symbolic meaning and language.

Her 2015 TED talk, "Why Are These 32 Symbols Found in Ancient Caves All Over Europe?" had over 1.5 million views by the end of 2015. Her work on the subject has also appeared in print, radio, television and web-based features such as New Scientist and the European edition of Science Illustrated.


The First Signs (Atria Books 2016) $36 9781476785493

[BCBW 2016]