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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/  . . . .

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings

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/ . . . .

Paleolithic hand stencils from the cave at Lascaux, France. 25-30,000 years old.

Paleolithic hand stencils from the cave at Lascaux, France. 25-30,000 years old.

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

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.

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.

Ancient Paleolithic paintings in Lascaux, south west of France. This cave art is located near the village of Montignac in the Dordogne. Dates to around 12,000 BC.

Ancient Paleolithic paintings in Lascaux, south west of France. This cave art is located near the village of Montignac in the Dordogne. Dates to around 12,000 BC.

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: DIY "Cave Paintings" (a Lesson on Lascaux) Free download: templates to make stencils.

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: DIY "Cave Paintings" (a Lesson on Lascaux) Free download: templates to make stencils.

#Chauvet Cave Paintings  --  France  --  32,000-30,000 BCE

Paint like a Cave Man! (November 2012)

Chauvet Cave Painting of Lions.  What an amazing use of persective... the artist puts you in with the lions like you are hunting with them... Pretty awesome for something drawn in the prehistoric age

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings

Chauvet Cave Painting of Lions. What an amazing use of persective... the artist puts you in with the lions like you are hunting with them... Pretty awesome for something drawn in the prehistoric age

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.

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.

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