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 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.
-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.
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.