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Panorama: Prehistoric Cave Art of Niaux

Hidden away in the mountainside near the Ariege River in France, a series of mysterious and intriguing images are spread out among the rock walls of tunnels, overhangs, and vast caverns. Curious visitors who want to examine this surreal underground landscape can check out this fascinating feature from National Geographic, which is made up of 100 individual photographs. The people known as the Magdalenian made the art works here 13-14,000 years ago, and they include depictions of bison, ibex, and deer. Visitors can use the scroll and control features to wander around the images and to zoom in and out as they wish. The site also includes sections titled "Walking into the Stone Age" and "Finding Pictures and Meaning in Rock Art" which provide some contextual background of these remarkable works.
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Date of Scout Publication 2010-11-12
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