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CHAUVET CAVE -  Lions hunting Bison.  A pride of lions hunt bison, one of the rarest scenes ever found in Paleolithic art. (ca 30,000 B.C.)
The Chauvet Cave was discovered in the Ardèche valley (in southern France) in December 1994 by three cave explorers, after removing the rumble of stones that blocked a passage. The cave is extensive, about 400 meters long, with vast chambers. The floor of the cave is littered with archaeological and palaeontological remains, including the skulls and bones of cave bears, which hibernated there, along with the skulls of an ibex and two wolves. The cave bears also left innumerable scratches on the walls and footprints on the ground.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/chav/hd_chav.htm 


From the archaeological record, it is clear that these animals were rarely hunted; the images are thus not simple depictions of daily life at the time they were made.

CHAUVET CAVE -  Lions hunting Bison.  A pride of lions hunt bison, one of the rarest scenes ever found in Paleolithic art. (ca 30,000 B.C.)

The Chauvet Cave was discovered in the Ardèche valley (in southern France) in December 1994 by three cave explorers, after removing the rumble of stones that blocked a passage. 

The cave is extensive, about 400 meters long, with vast chambers. The floor of the cave is littered with archaeological and palaeontological remains, including the skulls and bones of cave bears, which hibernated there, along with the skulls of an ibex and two wolves. The cave bears also left innumerable scratches on the walls and footprints on the ground.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/chav/hd_chav.htm 

From the archaeological record, it is clear that these animals were rarely hunted; the images are thus not simple depictions of daily life at the time they were made.