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Friday 29 May 2020

Did Paleolithic people live in the caves? If not, where in relation to Chauvet cave?

Paleolithic people live caves Chauvet cave Ardèche
Paleolithic people did not live in caves, or very rarely at most. Image based on the diorama at Chauvet2.

Paleolithic people did not live in caves, or very rarely at most. They lived outside where there was sunlight and warmth. Life in a cave is too difficult. Around Chauvet cave, we thus find their dwelling sites in the valley or on the Ardèche plateaus. They often lived in camps in the open-air, or in the sheltered entrances of caves. Some of the sites already discovered and excavated in the region are documented and presented at the regional prehistory museum of Orgnac-l'Aven in Ardèche.

click here for the regional prehistory museum of Orgnac-l'Aven

'The Final Passage' - a cinematic and immersive short film of Chauvet Cave in France, available until June 7th.

click here to watch 'The Final Passage'

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