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

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

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 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.

Cave bears loomed large in the Cro-Magnon mind as shown in this Chauvet cave painting.

Fate of the Cave Bear

Cave bears loomed large in the Cro-Magnon mind as shown in this Chauvet cave painting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cave Paintings of Chauvet - lions In a dark cave, using oil lamps, the images appear to move as the light plays over them. They are not seen all at once, as in this photo, but revealed slowly by the lamp.

Cave Paintings of Chauvet - lions In a dark cave, using oil lamps, the images appear to move as the light plays over them. They are not seen all at once, as in this photo, but revealed slowly by the lamp.

RED HAND & MAMMOTH The Red hand stencil and partial outline of a black mammoth, found in the Red Panels Gallery, are located more specifically on the Panel of Hand Stencils. The hand stencil ha…

The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

RED HAND & MAMMOTH The Red hand stencil and partial outline of a black mammoth, found in the Red Panels Gallery, are located more specifically on the Panel of Hand Stencils. The hand stencil ha…

Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery

The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

Oldest Known Cave Painting | Chauvet Cave Paintings | The Holland Project Gallery

Oldest Known Cave Painting | Chauvet Cave Paintings | The Holland Project Gallery

Chauvet Cave in France, containing the oldest known cave art to date. The cave was rediscovered in 1995, quite by accident.  The entrance to the cave was concealed by a rock slide that took place approximately 20,000 years ago protecting the ancient drawings from weather and other damaging influences. A beautifully drawn, anamorphous chimera, Bison-Woman hides on the back side of a stalagmite in the caves’ deepest recesses.

Chauvet Cave in France, containing the oldest known cave art to date. The cave was rediscovered in 1995, quite by accident. The entrance to the cave was concealed by a rock slide that took place approximately 20,000 years ago protecting the ancient drawings from weather and other damaging influences. A beautifully drawn, anamorphous chimera, Bison-Woman hides on the back side of a stalagmite in the caves’ deepest recesses.

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