Roaming across the walls of two vast underground chambers for thousands of years are over 400 beautifully hand-rendered animals, carbon dated to the Paleolithic Ice Age. They are the earliest art ever discovered, yet they cannot be called primitive. Such exquisite refinement, such economy of line. It's all there - the character, the behavior, the movement, in perfectly fresh and pristine condition after an unimaginable 30,000 to 32,000 years. These were interior decorators who knew their stuff. Experience their work through Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
The Cave of Chauvet
The Ice Age Art of Chauvet Cave
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Archaeology: Chauvet Cave