Lascaux Cave Research Paper

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Lascaux Caves contains many images depicting animals, religion and art. The paintings date back to around 15,000 BC and are categorised into paintings of animals, human figures and abstract signs or writing. In total Lascaux’s passageways extend to 240m and contain around 2,000 paintings 900 of which are mostly extinct animals depicting both feared predators and animals they hunted for food. Most of the images found in Lascaux caves have been painted onto the walls using mineral pigments while others have been incised into the cave walls. The artists used reds, yellows and blacks as their main colours. Red was made from hematite which was usually found within red clay, while yellow was made from iron oxyhydroxides and black from charcoal. These
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