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Chauvet Cave (ca. 30,000 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Archaeologist Dean Snow analyzed hand stencils found in eight cave sites in France and Spain. By comparing the relative lengths of certain fingers, Snow determined that three-quarters of the handprints were female. ”There has been a male bias in the literature for a long time,” said Snow... “People have made a lot of unwarranted assumptions about who made these things, and why.”

a bear skull covered in calcite with a stalactite rising up from it found in Chauvet cave. history frozen,time revealed

Feeding a herd of cattle. "This type of economy, so richly depicted in the Tassili-n-Ajjer cave paintings, predominated in the Maghrib until the classical period."