The cave was first discovered in 1868 by modesto peres a local hunter searching for his dog but it wasnt until 1879 that the murals on the ceiling of the cave were spotted by marcelino sanz de sautuola a local nobleman and amateur archeologist when excavating the cave floor for artifacts.
cave paintings are a type of parietal art which category also includes petroglyphs or engravings found on the wall or ceilings of cavesthe term usually implies prehistoric origin but cave paintings can also be of recent production in the gabarnmung cave of northern australia the oldest paintings certainly predate 28000 years ago while the most recent ones were made less than a.
The chauvetpontdarc cave in the ard232che department of southern france is a cave that contains some of the bestpreserved figurative cave paintings in the world as well as other evidence of upper paleolithic life it is located near the commune of vallonpontdarc on a limestone cliff above the former bed of the ard232che river in the gorges de lard232che.
The cave is located in a limestone plateau along the bank of the river ardeche near the commune of vallonpontdarc until its discovery in 1994 the cave had remained sealed off by a rock fall that occurred approximately 20000 years ago.
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 pontdarc this cave was only discovered as recently as 1994 happened upon by.
Panel 3 in maltravieso cave showing 3 hand stencils center right center top and top left one has been dated to at least 66000 years ago and must have been made by a neanderthal color enhanced.
The chauvet cave is situated in the ard232che region of southern france it is on a high cliff that overlooks the valley where the pont darc a natural limestone bridge carved out by the ard232che river is.
The cave painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of france and spainthe individuals who rediscovered them theories about their origins their splendor and mystery gregory curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators the cromagnon people of some 40000 years ago.
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