These lions found in a cave in France in 1994 are 32,000 years old, and are believed to be the oldest paintings ever discovered

ancientart: “ Prehistoric cave paintings form the Chauvet Cave in Southern France. Discovered in the Chauvet Cave is significant for its almost completely intact cave drawings that appear on its walls. Through carbon-dating, it was discovered.

Viaje virtual a la 'cueva de los sueños olvidados' | Ciencia | EL MUNDO

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee lists the Decorated Cave of Pont-d’Arc (Grotte Chauvet / Chauvet Cave) on the World Heritage List of cultural properties.

Dotted horses, with hands, from the cave at Pech Merle, France. Some date from the Gravettian culture (some 25,000 years BCE). But some of the paintings and engravings, however, may date from the later Magdalenian era (16,000 years BCE). (Scientists have now proven that the horses then were indeed dappled like this; it was not an artistic liberty. rw)

Dotted Horses With Hands -- From the cave at Pech Merle, France. Some date from the Gravettian Culture BCE). Other paintings & engravings, however, may date from the later Magdalenian Era BCE).

The Uffington White Horse is etched in chalk in A hillside in Oxfordshire, England.

Famous Equestrian Paintings and Drawings; Horse Racing and The Horse in Art

The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylized prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long feet), formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. The figure presumably dates to the Iron Age BC–AD or the late Bronze Age BC)

Fate of the Cave Bear - Smithsonian, article by Andrew Curry. The lumbering beasts coexisted with the first humans for tens of thousands of years and then died off. Why? Image: Painted Cave bears from Chauvet Cave, France. Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fate-of-the-cave-bear-69538895/

Fate of the Cave Bear

Cro-magnon Cave bear painting, circa years before present, from Chauvet Cave, valley of the Ardeche River, France.

The Panel of Hands in the Cave of El Castillo in Spain. New dating methods suggest the paintings could have been drawn by Neanderthals, not humans, as previously thought.

Famous Cave Paintings Might Not Be From Humans

The Panel of Hands at El Castillo Cave in Spain. Researchers have now dated one of these hand stencils back to years ago. CREDIT: Pedro Saura Were Neanderthals Europe’s First Cave Artists?

ZIMBABVE - MATOBO HILLS - INANKE CAVE -  8000/3000 BC -  This cave  is one of hundreds painted by the San people, also called Bushmen, located in Matobo National Park of Zimbabwe.

Magnificence on Cave Walls

Inanke Cave, Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, B. This cave is one of hundreds painted by the San people, aka Bushmen.

Chauvet (Francia) Arte Rupestre. Grabado de una lechuza.

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

Chauvet Cave - New World Encyclopedia. The first "artistic" cave paintings discovered.

Chauvet Cave, cave bear.

Cave Bear, Art --Chauvet Caves France - perhaps years old. --- Art is where you find it.

Native American Cachuma Indian cave paintings,   Painted Cave State Historic Landmark, near Santa Barbara, California

Photo: Native American Chumash Indian cave paintings, Painted Cave State Historic Landmark, near Santa Barbara, California

European cave paintings are older than previously thought, raising the possibility that Neanderthals rather than Homo sapiens were the earliest painters.

First Painters May Have Been Neanderthal, Not Human

The 'Panel of Hands' in El Castillo Cave showing red disks and hand stencils made by blowing or spitting paint onto the wall. A date from a disk shows the painting to be older than years making it the oldest known cave art in Europe.

cave art europe | Asian Cave Paintings Challenge Europe as Cradle of Art

When scientists discovered beautiful hand stencils painted on the walls of an Indonesian cave back in the they thought the artwork was about years old. But a new analysis shows that the artwork from the Sulawesi cave is about four t.

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings (cave paintings, lascaux cave paintings, altamira cave paintings) - ODDEE

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings

Witness the beauty of history with these ancient cave paintings across the world. Use TripHobo to plan your trip.

Oldest Cave Paintings Across The World

Chauvet France Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 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 years ago.

Le Thot, Lascaux, France - according to Nat Geo genographic dna project, my maternal line goes back to the people given credit for these cave paintings, the first ancient people to leave Africa and settle in France (my maternal great grandmother was French)

Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) (English French: is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings.

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