Talking Stone Rock Art Coso America USA Documentary Film

The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

BEAR SKULL ALTAR
Another example of human activity within the cave can be found in the Skull Chamber. In this space it is possible to see prints and bones on the floor, and on the walls, claw marks, engravings, paintings, hand prints and torch wipes. But in the very centre a cave bear skull was moved and placed on the rock. This would have been done either 32,000 to 30,000 or 27,000 to 26,000 years ago.
Medium
Rock with Skull
Size (Length)
Height 45cm
Cave Location
Skull Chamber
Age / Period
Aurignacian
Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery
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Chauvet Cave Gallery Index