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Monday 01 June 2020

The fighting rhinos - are they fighting?

rhinoceroses Chauvet cave Ardèche
Chauvet's The Panel of the Horses with the two rhinoceroses.

Though there are many rhinoceroses depicted in the cave, they are not all identical. Their morphology varies, as does the size and shape of their horns. We can thus distinguish between males and females. The two rhinoceroses of the Panel of the Horses are facing each other, and since this art respects animal behaviors while also being symbolic, this could represent a charging battle between two males during the rutting season.

'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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