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20,000 Year Old Lascaux Cave Painting Done by Cro-Magnon Man in the Dordogne Region, France

20,000 Year Old Lascaux Cave Painting Done by Cro-Magnon Man in the Dordogne Region, France

For preservation reasons, the public may only visit a well-executed replica called "Lascaux II".    Radiocarbon dating of charcoal and other artifacts found in the cave complex has led most scholars to date the Lascaux paintings to c.15,000 BC, making them some of the oldest paintings in the world.. One of the best ways to explore the Dordogne region is by bike. Find out more about our self-guided cycling trips here: http://www.discoverfrance.com/regions/dordogne-biking-tours.php

For preservation reasons, the public may only visit a well-executed replica called "Lascaux II". Radiocarbon dating of charcoal and other artifacts found in the cave complex has led most scholars to date the Lascaux paintings to c.15,000 BC, making them some of the oldest paintings in the world.. One of the best ways to explore the Dordogne region is by bike. Find out more about our self-guided cycling trips here: http://www.discoverfrance.com/regions/dordogne-biking-tours.php

El Castillo-Earliest Known Cave Paintings Might Have Been Made By Neanderthals: Samples from the cave, anaylized and published last June, show that the oldest of the paintings date to at least 40,800 years ago, around when the first modern humans reached western Europe. Scientists think that when they analyse the latest samples, the paintings may turn out to be even older by thousands of years, too old to have been made by modern humans.

El Castillo: Earliest Known Cave Paintings Might Have Been Made By Neanderthals

El Castillo-Earliest Known Cave Paintings Might Have Been Made By Neanderthals: Samples from the cave, anaylized and published last June, show that the oldest of the paintings date to at least 40,800 years ago, around when the first modern humans reached western Europe. Scientists think that when they analyse the latest samples, the paintings may turn out to be even older by thousands of years, too old to have been made by modern humans.

Lascaux Cave Paintings on the Bradshaw Foundation website, which features more rock art than you can shake a pointy stick at.

Lascaux Cave Paintings on the Bradshaw Foundation website, which features more rock art than you can shake a pointy stick at.

I found this interesting because I felt like it was telling me a story. Of a mans trophies.

I found this interesting because I felt like it was telling me a story. Of a mans trophies.

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