Ordained as a priest in Strasbourg in 1933, André Glory carried out prehistoric research in Alsace (In 1942 he defended his thesis on "Neolithic Civilisation in Upper Alsace") as well as in southwest France, where he studied numerous decorated caves. He also travelled to North Africa, where he was as much interested in industry as in rock art. In 1952, he became an engineer at the CNRS and undertook, under the leadership of Henri Breuil, the recording of the Lascaux engravings. By 1963, Glory had identified nearly 1,500 images, and had produced nearly 120 sq. metres of tracings, most of which are still unpublished. In 1957–1958, he was also entrusted with archaeological supervision of the installation of the cave's climate control system. In 1960–1961 he excavated the base of the Shaft, which led to the discovery of a pink sandstone lamp with an incised decoration. Glory's work provided the initial observations that put into perspective studies of the décor and archaeological documentation relating to occupation of the cave.
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