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Photograph of a group of lions, painted on the walls of Chauvet Cave in France, at least 27,000 years ago. Photo by HTO

ancientart: “ Prehistoric cave paintings form the Chauvet Cave in Southern France. Discovered in the Chauvet Cave is significant for its almost completely intact cave drawings that appear on its walls. Through carbon-dating, it was discovered.

Panel of horses in the Chauvet Cave, France. One theory is that this depicts the same horse, but at different ages - as a foal in the lower right, then a young horse, then a mature horse, then an older horse. In other words, the drawing shows a horse moving through time, not space. It could also depict a herd of horses or a family. Extraordinary, and as fresh today as it was 32,000 years ago.

Panel of horses in the Chauvet Cave, France. One theory is that this depicts the…

megaceros painting

-- Chauvet Cave Paintings -- UNESCO World Heritage Site -- Antelope -- BCE. Fourteen different animal species are depicted in the Chauvet Cave.

Prehistoric Cave painting | 35000 years ago | Ancient Art History

The Altamira cave paintings

Altamira Spain, about 35,000 BCE. Shapeshifter The most common form of shapeshifting myths is that of therianthropy, which is the transformation of a human being into an animal or conversely, of an animal into human form. Legends allow for transformations into plants and objects, and the assumption of another human countenance (e.g. fair to ugly).

The Altamira cave paintings

The Caves of Altamira caves Spanish are famous for their rock paintings of the Upper Paleolithic depicting wild mammals and human hands.

A child's footprint in Chauvet Cave,  France. possibly 26,000 to 30,000 years-old

A child's footprint in Chauvet Cave, France. A child is forever immortalized.

Cave painting at Cougnac, Payrignac, France, 20-25,000 years old.

Cave painting at Cougnac, Payrignac, France, 25 years ago

Dotted horses, with hands, from the cave at Pech Merle, France. Some date from the Gravettian culture (some 25,000 years BCE). But some of the paintings and engravings, however, may date from the later Magdalenian era (16,000 years BCE). (Scientists have now proven that the horses then were indeed dappled like this; it was not an artistic liberty. rw)

Dotted Horses With Hands -- From the cave at Pech Merle, France. Some date from the Gravettian Culture BCE). Other paintings & engravings, however, may date from the later Magdalenian Era BCE).

Lascaux Caves. France

LIFE at Lascaux: First Color Photos From Another World

Primal Body-Primal Mind: Empower Your Total Health The Way Evolution Intended (.And Didn't) by Nora T. Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT (original edition and then she secured a traditional publishing contract)

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