Lascaux Cave Timeline

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  • c. 2600000 BCE - c. 12000 BCE
    The Palaeolithic (or Old Stone Age) period, ranging from c. 2,6 million years ago until c. 12,000 years ago.
  • c. 2600000 BCE - c. 12000 BCE
    The Pleistocene epoch, ranging from c. 2,6 million years ago until c. 12,000 years ago. It is characterised by repeated cycles of glacials and interglacials.
  • c. 33000 BCE - c. 30000 BCE
    Age of the cave paintings in Chauvet Cave, France.
  • c. 20000 BCE
    Cave painting flourishes in Spain and France, the most famous being the Cave of Lascaux in France.
  • c. 17000 BCE - 15000 BCE
    Lascaux cave paintings.
  • c. 16000 BCE - c. 13000 BCE
    Lascaux Cave: Upper Paleolithic occupations.
  • 12 Sep 1940 CE
    Lascaux Cave is discovered.