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lions - This exquisitely preserved time-capsule was sealed shut for more than 20,000 years, until it was discovered by three cavers - Eliette Brunel-Deschamps, Christian Hillaire and Jean-Marie Chauvet, after whom it is now named - on the 18th December 1994.

lions - This exquisitely preserved time-capsule was sealed shut for more than 20,000 years, until it was discovered by three cavers - Eliette Brunel-Deschamps, Christian Hillaire and Jean-Marie Chauvet, after whom it is now named - on the 18th December 1994.

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.

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.

Paleolithic Art, Roucadour cave Themines, Quercy, Lot, France.  Attributed to the oldest phase of Paleolithic Art in Quercy, c. 28,000-24,000 years BP.  All known prehistoric sites that have been discovered, have trails that lead to near and distant hematite deposits. Historians have deduced that the impetus behind all mining activities was a need for ochre pigments. Cave dwellers might have traveled as far as 25 miles to obtain iron earth pigments for their paint in the Lascaux area.

Paleolithic Art, Roucadour cave Themines, Quercy, Lot, France. Attributed to the oldest phase of Paleolithic Art in Quercy, c. 28,000-24,000 years BP. All known prehistoric sites that have been discovered, have trails that lead to near and distant hematite deposits. Historians have deduced that the impetus behind all mining activities was a need for ochre pigments. Cave dwellers might have traveled as far as 25 miles to obtain iron earth pigments for their paint in the Lascaux area.

Grotte Chauvet

Grotte Chauvet

Pride of Lions    http://www.ivc.edu/academics/schoolFA/arthistory/Documents/art2526projects/paleolithic/pages/sample.html

Pride of Lions http://www.ivc.edu/academics/schoolFA/arthistory/Documents/art2526projects/paleolithic/pages/sample.html

cave art france | cave art at lascaux roufignac and other sites in france

cave art france | cave art at lascaux roufignac and other sites in france