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 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
A 30,000 year old hand print from Chauvet Cave in France. They think the artist put red ochre "paint" in her mouth, placed her hand on the rock, then spat it out in a spray to create this negative image. Most of the handprints seem to be from an adolescent or possibly a female.
Chauvet Cave, the 2nd oldest known cave art in Europe
Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave (Grotte Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc, Ardèche) In the Ardèche department of southern France, is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved cave paintings in the world. At least 13 different species are depicted. The cave was used by humans during two periods - Aurignacian : 30,000-32,000 years ago / Gravettian : 25,000-27,000 years ago