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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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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

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Shooting Chauvet: Photographing the World’s Oldest Cave Art

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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.

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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.

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The Venus & The Sorcerer: The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave. 30,000+ yrs ago. #caves #art #prehistoric

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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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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…

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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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