Friday, December 21, 2012

Cave Paintings

There are some very unique finds of ancient cave art.  Some of the caves were used by Shamans during rituals.  Others seem to have been used as an art gallery.  One particular set of caves was found in France and is known as Lascaux caves.  According to wikipedia:

Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne. They contain some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old.[1][2] They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. In 1979, Lascaux was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list along with other prehistoric sites in the Vézère valley.

by Rita Jean Moran (


No comments:

Post a Comment