Chauvet Cave Paintings in France -- Discovered in 1994, most of the artwork in the cave dates to 30,000 to 32,000 years ago.

Chauvet Cave Paintings in France -- Discovered in 1994, most of the artwork in the cave dates to 30,000 to 32,000 years ago.

Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago.

Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago.

Lascaux Cave Paintings on the Bradshaw Foundation website, which features more rock art than you can shake a pointy stick at.

Lascaux Cave Paintings on the Bradshaw Foundation website, which features more rock art than you can shake a pointy stick at.

Hall of The Bulls, Lascaux Caves France. The five metre-long bulls, the graceful stags, the rutting bison, the very same prehistoric images discovered in 1940 that changed the history of art.

Inside Lascaux Cave France: Ice Age Caves Very Few Can See Today

Hall of The Bulls, Lascaux Caves France. The five metre-long bulls, the graceful stags, the rutting bison, the very same prehistoric images discovered in 1940 that changed the history of art.

Chauvet Cave  paintings  discovered 1994  Paleolithic 40,000-10,000 BCE    Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Vk5mK4qKV6w/TdsLPLkuYYI/AAAAAAAABFY/ejmM_oXBxZc/s640/634x375chauvet-cave-rhino-painting_2351.jpg

Chauvet Cave paintings discovered 1994 Paleolithic 40,000-10,000 BCE Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Vk5mK4qKV6w/TdsLPLkuYYI/AAAAAAAABFY/ejmM_oXBxZc/s640/634x375chauvet-cave-rhino-painting_2351.jpg

The Grotte de Rouffignac is home to over a hundred engravings and line-drawings of mammoths. ... The images date back to ... about 13000 years BP. The cave is over eight kilometers long. ... There are over 250 images in total and 158 of these are mammoths. ... Representations of mammoths are quite rare in prehistoric art." ("Mammoth bones are rarely found in south-west France.") Other drawings include "horses, bison and ibex and even a rhinoceros." - photo from northofthedordogne

The Grotte de Rouffignac is home to over a hundred engravings and line-drawings of mammoths. ... The images date back to ... about 13000 years BP. The cave is over eight kilometers long. ... There are over 250 images in total and 158 of these are mammoths. ... Representations of mammoths are quite rare in prehistoric art." ("Mammoth bones are rarely found in south-west France.") Other drawings include "horses, bison and ibex and even a rhinoceros." - photo from northofthedordogne

Two Reindeer, Cro-Magnon Painting from Font-de-Gaume Cave, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France c.17,000 BCE

Two Reindeer, Cro-Magnon Painting from Font-de-Gaume Cave, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France c.17,000 BCE

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings (cave paintings, lascaux cave paintings, altamira cave paintings) - ODDEE

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings (cave paintings, lascaux cave paintings, altamira cave paintings) - ODDEE

You can only visit virtually or by watching the documentary "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."  Beautiful ancient art!

You can only visit virtually or by watching the documentary "Cave of Forgotten Dreams." Beautiful ancient art!

Paleolithic Cave Paintings  Red ochre cave painting	Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France 15,000-18,000 BC

Paleolithic Cave Paintings Red ochre cave painting Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France 15,000-18,000 BC

Niaux Cave has been visited since the 17th century - as shown by the graffiti, dated as early as 1602. The curiosity continued in to Victorian times when considerable plundering of its stalagmites took place. It was not until 1906, once the cave paintings in the main chamber of the cave - Salon Noir - were acknowledged as prehistoric. Now, through radiocarbon dating of the charcoal, we know the rock art is at least 14,000 years old.

Niaux Cave has been visited since the 17th century - as shown by the graffiti, dated as early as 1602. The curiosity continued in to Victorian times when considerable plundering of its stalagmites took place. It was not until 1906, once the cave paintings in the main chamber of the cave - Salon Noir - were acknowledged as prehistoric. Now, through radiocarbon dating of the charcoal, we know the rock art is at least 14,000 years old.

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