It became famous in when Paleolithic artwork was found on the walls. There were remains of many animals, some which are now extinct. Also some footprints of animals and humans were found. The cave is one of the most significant prehistoric art sites , like Lascaux , Altamira , and Cosquer. Many have geological or archaeological importance.
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By Jenny Hogan. If the rock art in the Chauvet cave is 30, years old, it is the most ancient example of human art in existence and the implications for the evolution of culture are immense. This date is accepted and celebrated by archaeologists. But could it be wrong? The controversy is currently dividing the archaeology community.
By Michael Marshall. After squeezing through a narrow passage, he found himself in a hidden cavern , the walls of which were covered with paintings of animals. Could the bones of cave bears settle the debate?
The photo of the Chauvet Cave lions is not in the public domain. The owner s are still alive and it was taken only 10 or so years ago. There may be some other category by which this photo can be shown, but it is definitely not public domain.