The Wonders Of Cave Art

Cave arts could be found all over the world. Until recently, everybody believed that humans were the creator of these amazing paintings. And if talking about the cave paintings then it would be the Chauvet Cave paintings in southern France that would be the first on the list. These paintings were first discovered in December 1994. The study published in 2016 places these paintings in two periods of habitation, one 37,000 to 33,500 years ago and the second period from 31,000 to 28,000 years ago. Amazing right? But which was discovered recently changed everything.

Lascaux Cave

There is another site in France famously known as the Lascaux. It contains some amazing artwork believed to be created by early humans. It is said that these paintings are not a work of one generation but the combination of many that came after. The age of these paintings still scratches several heads. But it is believed that these paintings are 17,000 years old. The amazing part is that these amazing paintings tell us something. And what is that?

They Tell Us Something

The Lascaux is just 17,000 years old but still, makes it one the most amazing discovery of the time. The paintings dictate about the time of early humans that lived in these caves and roamed around in the forest. The cave consists of nearly 6,000 images, which includes animals, human figures, and abstract signs. But what surprised the scientists most, the cave didn’t have any images of landscapes or the vegetation of that time.

Gain From Spain

Coming back to this incredible discovery which took place in Spain, left the archeologist community baffled. To their surprise, some of the dozen paintings were more than 65,000 years old. You could imagine the excitement these scientists would have felt while discovering these precious paintings. Not only that, they even found several seashell beads and pigments believed to be around 115,000 years old. Before we dive further into the story you must read about some amazing cave paintings found in the world because they all are linked to each other in some way. You’ll be surprised to see the link that connected all the paintings.

Dordogne, France

The Dordogne consists of cave arts that belonged to the Ice Age period. The two famous sites which make this place a sight of a lifetime are the village Les Eyzies-de-Tayac: Les Combarelles depicts the images of animals and human figures, and Font-de-Gaume cave, which have some beautiful colorful paintings which we don’t find very often inside the caves.