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Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP.

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from Marc I. Vermeersch's blog

Chauvet Cave, the 2nd oldest known cave art in Europe

Chauvet Cave, France - The oldest known cave art in Europe is the Chauvet Cave in France. The oldest paintings from the Chauvet Cave were made by hunters and gatherers around 32,400 years ago.

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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.

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from PROOF

Shooting Chauvet: Photographing the World’s Oldest Cave Art

Shooting Chauvet: Photographing the World’s Oldest Cave Art | PROOF

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Chauvet wall. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP

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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.

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from About.com Travel

DC Photos: Take a Peek Inside the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

30,000-year-old handprint found in Chauvet Cave in France, made by mixing pigment with saliva inside the mouth and blowing the mixture onto a cave wall, is an emblem of the deep history of human creativity.

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from Oddee

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

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Two Reindeer, Font-de-Gaume cave, near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Dordogne départment, south-west France: 17.000 BC

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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

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