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In 1994 Jean-Marie Chauvet, along with two other spelunker friends, discovered a cave in France filled with geologic and artistic wonders of a prehistoric vintage. The website created to showcase their find is extremely well done and very beautiful. Visitors interested in going right away to the different types of treasures found in the cave should click on "Visit the Cave" in the lower right hand corner. Once there, visitors can choose to view "Art Ensembles" or "Natural and Archaeological Elements" by scrolling over red or green points to see a thumbnail, and then clicking on it to see an enlarged image as well as an explanation. Zooming in further is possible when a yellow dotted box appears in the image. Visitors curious to see the mostly whole skull of an ibex should click on the first green point from the entrance. The "End Chamber", on the upper far right corner of the map, with only red points, should not be missed. There visitors will find black paintings of rhinoceroses, felines, horses, bison and ibex in a large panel.

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  • Arts > General
  • Arts > History
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > World History

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    Social studies -- World history,Arts,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928114018922T,Social studies,History/Policy/Law,Arts -- History,Social Sciences,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout

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    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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