Niaux Cave Paintings

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And now we’ll look at the animals! Like in many other locations of cave art, the animal paintings focus on certain species and their role in cave life. Some important facts about the cave paintings of animals include the following: The Niaux cave paintings are not spread over the entire surface of the cave walls. Instead they are grouped together in separate, generally concave panels, composed of animals, mostly bison, ibex, horses, and deer. As in the majority of Paleolithic cave art paintings, these animals are represented in profile, without a base line, as if suspended in air. Bison are prominent, and then horses, ibex, auroch, and a fish. There is also an engraved bear paw-print, unique for the Paleolithic period. The very end of one gallery

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