Chauuvet Cave History

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Have you ever wondered how the past was? How did humans and other creatures live together? All of these questions create curiosity that makes anyone want to search for answers. When it comes to prehistoric researching, however, the answers will not be that accurate. This is because there were only remnants and monuments that indicate what probably happened. The Cave of Forgotten Dreams or Chauvet Cave, which lies in France, is one of the ancient caves that is classified to the Paleolithic period. The cave is special due to the paints which are found inside it. These paints are the oldest paints ever discovered. It has made scientists pose lots of questions and draw tentative conclusions about it. Chauvet Cave was found in 1994 by three cave explorers. The reason of classifying this cave to Paleolithic period is that after the scientist had the materials of rocks, they found it belongs to 30000 BCE. Besides, the drawing style is in profile which is the same style used in the Paleolithic period. The scientists believe that these paints were not drawn at the same time. In other words, some drawings were done and after years someone came back and drew them again. What affirm their beliefs is the overlapping drawings and their researching.…show more content…
In addition, the most common paints for animals are lions, mammoths, and rhinoceroses. Red dots are found too, which were made by positive hand printing to create animal's body. Strange to say, Chauvet cave doesn’t have any human paintings except that one belonging to a woman’s body. This throws the scientists in a total confusion and makes them wonder why they drew mostly animals instead of

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