We went into two caves that featured prehistoric cave art. We chose to go into Grotte du Font du Gaume and Grotte du Pech Merle because these were still open to the public but may be closed soon because of damage caused by human activity bi-products--things like humid breaths and mold spores. Please follow the link to see more images--we weren't allowed to take photos in the caves so we are just sharing our postcards here.
We also went into the Museum of Prehistory in Les Ezies-de-Tayzac and saw the evolution of stone tool making and some reconstructed burial sites found in caves in the surrounding area.
The artistic skills of these early humans was truly amazing. They used the contour of the rock and their knowledge of animal anatomy to make their paintings come to life. It's too bad the pictures can not do the reality justice.
Some modern art should be this good!
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