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Chauvet Cave

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Rock Analysis Suggests France Cave Art Is 'Oldest'

The oldest footprints of modern day man are seen in the Chauvet cave discovered in 1994. Experts have long debated whether the sophisticated animal drawings are in the oldest of their kind in the world.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th May 2012ce
Edited 14th May 2012ce

Comments (3)

That's actually 1994 not 1899!

I thought the cave bear dating had already proved they were that old?
but I suppose it's a different method of proving it isn't it.

And I saw this recently, that paintings in the Spanish Nerja caves might be even older
but maybe that's someone's wishful thinking, they've not been properly dated yet.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th May 2012ce
Bakers gloves, sorry Rhiannon. Spied the article and put it up. Thanks for the other articles, interesting reading. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th May 2012ce
mmm cave art. crosses the millennia in a way no chipped tool or bit of bone can don't you think.
And where are all the wonky examples? everything in the Chauvet cave seemed to be amazing. It's enough to make you formulate some controversial theory about noble savages with uncluttered artistic eyes?
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th May 2012ce
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