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Chauvet-Pont d'Arc cave art 10000yrs older than thought


"Some of the world's oldest prehistoric artwork, located in the Chauvet-Pont d'Arc cave in southeastern France, is actually 10,000 years older than previously thought, researchers said Tuesday... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13th April 2016ce

Don’t fall for a fake: the Chauvet cave art replica is nonsense


Picture this. Visitors to the Vatican arrive in St Peter’s Square and are shepherded into a modern reception centre cleverly hidden under Bernini’s colonnades. After looking at a display on Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes, they are filtered into a full-scale replica, with a ceiling that is a giant photograph of the famous artwork... continues...
danielspaniel Posted by danielspaniel
15th April 2015ce

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams


Wed Nov 6 12:05am - 1:55am Film4

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting. He puts 3-D technology to a profound use, taking us back in time over 30,000 years... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
4th November 2013ce

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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http://www.phys.org/news/2012-05-analysis-france-cave-art-oldest.html
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th May 2012ce
Edited 14th May 2012ce

Bear DNA is clue to age of Chauvet cave art


"EXPLORING a gorge in south-east France in 1994 for prehistoric artefacts, Jean-Marie Chauvet hit the jackpot. After squeezing through a narrow passage, he found himself in a hidden cavern, the walls of which were covered with paintings of animals... continues...
thelonious Posted by thelonious
20th April 2011ce

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The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave is a cave in the Ardèche department (7) of southern France that contains the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. It is located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc on a limestone cliff above the former bed of the Ardèche River.

Discovered in 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites.

The cave was first explored on December 18, 1994 by a group of three speleologists: Eliette Brunel-Deschamps, Christian Hillaire, and Jean-Marie Chauvet, for whom it was named.

On top of the paintings and other human evidence they also discovered fossilized remains, prints, and markings from a variety of animals, some of which are now extinct. Further study by French archaeologist Jean Clottes has revealed much about the site, though the dating has been the matter of some dispute.
Chance Posted by Chance
21st February 2011ce

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Guardian.co.uk


Werner Herzog on Cave of Forgotten Dreams: 'The awakening of the modern human soul' - video.

Werner Herzog investigates the 'proto-cinema' of the 32,000-year-old paintings inside France's Chauvet cave – the subject of his film Cave of Forgotten Dreams – and discusses his project with Cambridge University archaeologists.
danielspaniel Posted by danielspaniel
25th March 2011ce
Edited 25th March 2011ce

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams


Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

He puts 3-D technology to a profound use, taking us back in time over 30,000 years.

Includes trailer for the movie
Chance Posted by Chance
21st February 2011ce

Ministry of Culture - The Chauvet Cave


Offical French Ministry of Culture information site in English

Includes an interactive map with photos.
Chance Posted by Chance
21st February 2011ce

Dons maps - Chauvet Cave


An enthusiast web site by Don Hitchcock from Armidale NSW, with some excellent photographs and articles on the caves and the area
Chance Posted by Chance
21st February 2011ce