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I decided to write on the cave of Lascaux for this paper I went online to read more on the topic and I found it to be really interesting Located in France the accidental discovery of this cave in 1942 turned out to be one of the most important sites of prehistoric man The area where the Lascaux cave was found is considered to be the sole region of Paleolithic mural paintings in Europe The artifacts of this cave are well preserved much more than other caves of that area The walls are covered in painted drawn and engraved animals on ancient stone It dates back to around 15000 to 13000 BCE Little information about the prehistoric era was known and the finding of the cave of Lascaux was a door into the past The news of Lascaux traveled quickly and the cave was accessible to the public People came from all around the world to see this place The heavy traffic and change of atmosphere caused the colors and details of the art to fade and almost disappear In 1963 the cave was closed to the public Only specific scientists could go into the caverns of Lascaux Abbe Breuil was one person who studied and tried to understand and explain the existence of the different animals found covering the walls at Lascaux He explained that the depictions of animals involved in the hunt helped to assure or reassure the hunters of great success Along with the many animals on the walls there is also some signs of human representation Yet not much effort was put into representing humans because animals were as important to early man as life was animals were life itself Lascaux was a place where the people would go to draw what they thought or hoped would be a good hunt The Lascaux cave allows archaeologists to learn more about the land people and culture of prehistoric time
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