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Ancient Humans, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Altamira Cave, Chauvet Cave, Lascaux Cave Paintings, Paleolithic Art, Paleolithic Period, Petroglyphs Art

The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. Located in the Ardeche region of southern France, along the bank of the river Ardeche near the Pont-d'Arc, this cave was only discovered as recently as 1994, happened upon by a small team of cavers led by Jean-Marie Chauvet.

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Ancient History, Art History, Chauvet Cave, Paleolithic Art, Cave Bear, Cave Drawings, Art Ancien, Pictograph, Petroglyphs

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. It is situated on a limestone cliff above the former bed of the Ardèche River. The cave was first explored on December 18, 1994. As well as the paintings they discovered fossilised…