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 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 in the valley of the Ardèche River in France is filled with paintings, engravings and drawings created more than 30 000 years ago, of cave lions, mammoths, rhinos, bison, cave bears and horses. It contains the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life.
Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave (Grotte Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc, Ardèche) In the Ardèche department of southern France, is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved cave paintings in the world. At least 13 different species are depicted. The cave was used by humans during two periods - Aurignacian : 30,000-32,000 years ago / Gravettian : 25,000-27,000 years ago