A unique discovery: Chauvet Cave's Ice Age art

Friday 5 April 2013,

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Professor Jean Clottes, discusses the extensive research carried out at Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in southern France.

Discovered in 1994, the Chauvet Cave contains art made 36,000 years ago, and is a remarkable discovery for both its quality and condition.

Professor Clottes, former director of prehistoric antiquities for the Midi-Pyrénées region of France, discusses interpretations of the site and summarises what it tells us about our ancestors' artistic practices.

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