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Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­

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Chauvet wall. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-33,000 BP

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Shaded image of a cave bear, with an incomplete outline of a second bear below. Chauvet, 30,000-33,000 BCE

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Ancient Craft - prehistoric art patterns for making "cave paintings"

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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.

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Beautiful drawing of horses facing one another in Chauvet Cave in France. Art dates back 30,000 to 33,000 years. Seeing their artistry in the film "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" by Wernor Herzog is as close as one can get to the art as the caves are not open to the public.

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Horse in the Central recess at the Chauvet Cave in France, one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. The paintings there have been dated between 30,000 and 33,000 years old.

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from Marc I. Vermeersch's blog

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

Chauvet Cave, France - The oldest known cave art in Europe is the Chauvet Cave in France. The oldest paintings from the Chauvet Cave were made by hunters and gatherers around 32,400 years ago.

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Two Reindeer, Font-de-Gaume cave, near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Dordogne départment, southwest France, ca. 17,000 BCE

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