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Chauvet (France) Cave Art. Lion heads

Chauvet Cave, the 2nd oldest known cave art in Europe

ancientart: “ Prehistoric cave paintings form the Chauvet Cave in Southern France. Discovered in the Chauvet Cave is significant for its almost completely intact cave drawings that appear on its walls. Through carbon-dating, it was discovered.

First Image: The Panel of Hands in El Castillo Cave, Spain. The hand stencils are dated to 37,300 years old and the red disk to 40,600 years old, making them the oldest European cave paintings. (Photo: Pedro Saura)

First Painters May Have Been Neanderthal, Not Human

The 'Panel of Hands' in El Castillo Cave showing red disks and hand stencils made by blowing or spitting paint onto the wall. A date from a disk shows the painting to be older than years making it the oldest known cave art in Europe.

Upper Paleolithic Female Artists Responsible for Cave Paintings from 40,000 years ago. 200 hand stencils of Gua Tewet cave in Borneo, Spain, were part of the study. National Geographic Society says about three-fourths of the hand stencils found in caves in southern France and northern Spain were probably made by females. The new find that women made cave paintings suggests that women too took the role of hunting.

-As many as three-fourths of the hand stencils found in caves in southern France and northern Spain were made by females, according to an analysis of the size of the handprints conducted by Dean Snow of Pennsylvania State University.

Found in 1940, the Lascaux cave paintings  represent many animals, including horses, bulls, deer, ibex, cats, a rhinoceros, and even the legendary unicorn. These pictures are accompanied by enigmatic signs and some human representations, such as a man facing a charging bison, raising new questions about the perception of our prehistoric ancestors. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old.

Lascaux Cave Paintings are famous paleolithic paintings in france: Prehistoric, Cat, Ancient,

Lascaux cave paintings — Those caves weren't spacious or cavernous, and they had to generate their own light and materials. And it's all lasted thousands of years.

See real cave art. Ancient Paleolithic paintings in Lascaux, south west of France. This cave art is located near the village of Montignac in the Dordogne. Dates to around BC.


Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ ** I really want to visit one of these caves.

40,000-Year-Old Asian Cave Paintings Shock Archaeologists: Reconsidering History - The Epoch Times

A handprint found in Indonesia and believed to be at least years old Photo: Kinez Riza via Nature