Throughout the Chauvet Cave you can find pendents (overhanging rocks) covered in drawings. These surfaces were used by Paleolithic people to draw animals around the cave’s natural shape, such as the charcoal reindeers seen here.
This particular pendent is located in the Skull Chamber. With natural tiers in the cave walls and vaulted ceilings, this cave is covered in charcoal drawings of reindeers, mammoths, and other animals.
The Chauvet Cave is located in the Ardeche region of southern France and was visited by the Paleolithic people from 36,000 to 29,000 years ago. These people decorated the caves with animal symbols, abstract signs, and even some representations of human beings, such as handprints, which have been discovered and preserved today.