33. Twelve Years of Research in Chauvet Cave: Methodology and Main Results

  1. Jo McDonald3 and
  2. Peter Veth4
  1. Jean Clottes1 and
  2. Jean-Michel Geneste2

Published Online: 23 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch33

A Companion to Rock Art

A Companion to Rock Art

How to Cite

Clottes, J. and Geneste, J.-M. (2012) Twelve Years of Research in Chauvet Cave: Methodology and Main Results, in A Companion to Rock Art (eds J. McDonald and P. Veth), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Rock Art Research and Management, University of Western Australia, Australia

  2. 4

    University of Western Australia, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Toulouse University, France

  2. 2

    University of Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334241

Online ISBN: 9781118253892

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Keywords:

  • Chauvet Cave, methodology and results;
  • the Chauvet Cave, the oldest painted cave of Europe;
  • dating via 14C AMS dating on charcoal and bone, U/Th TIMS of calcite;
  • intensive pigment dating, of charcoal and bone remnants from floors;
  • the Chauvet Cave, at present, the best dated rock art site in the world;
  • 3D laser scanning of cave, SOISIC scanning and digital photographs;
  • parietal art research, recording by pigment analysis;
  • stratigraphy of the Grand Effondrement and sampling from the Salle Hillaire;
  • dating and chronological characterization;
  • Chauvet Cave, plethora of rock art and associated contextual information

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Principles and Methods

  • Topographic Survey and Speleological Explorations

  • Parietal Art Research

  • The Natural Environment

  • Paleoclimatic and Paleoenvironmental Contexts

  • Biogeochemical Studies of Animal Diets

  • Study of the Archaeological Context

  • Dating and Chronological Characterization

  • Paleontogical and Archaeozoological Study

  • Principal Scientific Results

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References