Denn im Leben geht es um die Menschen, die wir kennenlernen. Lascaux: A Summary Discovery and Condition Dating Layout of Lascaux Cave The Hall of the Bulls The Axial Gallery (Also called the Painted Gallery) The Passageway The Apse The Shaft of the Dead Man The Nave The Mondmilch (Moonmilk) Gallery The Chamber of the Felines The Cave Art Art Materials Paint Pigments Paint Brushes Drawing, Painting, Engraving Techniques Meaning and Interpretation Related Articles During the Upper Paleolithic period, which began about 40,000 BCE, Neanderthal Man was replaced by a more "modern" version of Homo sapiens.
Specific characteristics of the style include bison horns shown in front-view; front horns of bovines depicted by a simple curve while the rear horn is more sinuous; deer antlers depicted in a specific perspective, and so on.
To understand how Lascaux's cave painting fits into the evolution of Stone Age culture, see: Prehistoric Art Timeline.
Alternatively, to compare Lascaux with the earliest caves, see: El Castillo Cave Paintings (39,000 BCE).
Chronological questions about the age of Lascaux's cave paintings, over what period they were created, and the identity of the oldest art in the complex, are still being debated.
The Paleolithic scholar Andre Leroi-Gourhan believes that Lascaux was decorated between the end of Solutrean art and the beginning of Magdalenian art (c.15,000-13,000 BCE).
The sheer number of images, their size and exceptional realism, as well as their spectacular colours, is why Lascaux (like Altamira) is sometimes referred to as "The Sistine Chapel of Prehistory".