Lascaux cave complex in southwestern France, discovered in 1940 by four teenagers, contains some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art estimated to be 17,300 years old. By 1955, carbon dioxide produced by 1,200 visitors per day had visibly damaged the paintings. The cave was closed to the public in 1963. Tourists now visit a replica known as Lascaux II, which opened in 1983 & now draws more than 250,000 people each year. . . . . ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/ . . . .
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
Prehistoric cave painting- 35,000 years ago. -Animals were important for very basic reasons in this time period. They were used for food, clothes, tools, and most interactions between them and humans remained primal. -Depicted as flat, basic earth tones, usually through daily life scenes, such as the hunters above.
Altamira bison~~Altamira is a cave in Spain that became famous for its colored cave paintings, depicting the wild mammals and the human hands from its vault. It is located near the town of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, 30 km west of the city of Santander.