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Axial Gallery, The aurochs jumped over the horse – also known as the “Falling Cow”, Photo: Ralph Morse/Time Life http://rolfgross.dreamhosters.com/CavePainting/Lascaux/Lascaux.html

Photographer Ralph Morse recalls what it was like to encounter the lifelike, gorgeous handiwork of a long-vanished people: the Cro-Magnon.

Prehistoric cave in France

The opening of the cave, located about 25 metres (yards) underground, was closed off by a .

This mural is the oldest dating mural. It was discovered in Altamira Spain and was created in 30,000 BCE. This painting portrays 427 animals depicting 17 different species. These murals are highly sophisticated, realistic, and contained detailed shading.

Fascinating what a man's hand can create / Cave of Altamira, Spain / BCE

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

inside the cave of forgotten dreams- cave art made years ago within the Chauvet cave

Chauvet Cave painting ... France

Chauvet (pronounced shoh-VAY) cave, has the earliest known Paleolithic cave paintings. Chauvet is located in southern France.

hand paintings, discovered in Cueva de las Manos in Santa Cruz, Argentina - photo by Alamy, via dailymail

Earliest artists were women claim researchers as study of cave paintings reveal majority of prints were from female hands

Mongolian shamanka ~ Female Shamans and Medicine Women ~ In some societies that practice shamanism there is a preference for the practitioners to be female. Evidence from archaeology in the Czech Repub.

Chapter 1:THE DAWN OF ART. A video that showcases cave art. (No talking or text...just art)

Chapter DAWN OF ART. A video that showcases cave art. (No talking or text.