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Saturday 06 June 2020

Why are there no hunting scenes in the rock art of Chauvet?

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Given the range of themes in the rock art of Chauvet, why are there no hunting scenes?

Hunting scenes are rare in cave art and Paleolithic art in general. It is not until around 25,000 years ago that we see animals in association with arrows, such as at Lascaux. But are these really hunting scenes? Hunting was a predatory activity implying significant responsibility and the interaction between the living, and their representation probably adhered to strict norms. Hunting as such was therefore of a sacred nature very rarely represented.

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