The techniques and tools used are as diverse as the symbols drawn on the walls
The black drawings in the Chauvet Cave were made by applying charcoal, mainly produced from Scots pine oil. In order to obtain quality charcoal, the Aurignacians mastered the technique of combusting wood.
Imprinting on a hard wall
Imprinting on a soft wall
The technique of making handprints
The technique of making pigment handprints
What the Chauvet Cave could be...
Experts tell us what the Chauvet Cave means to them.
The Syndicat mixte de l'Espace de restitution de la grotte Chauvet (Public Union to manage the Chauvet Cave/SMERGC) thanks the Ministry of Culture and Communication. This exhibition was created as part of an agreement linking these two partners to promote the Chauvet Cave and its geographical and historical context.
SMERGC is the designer, developer and owner of the La Grotte Chauvet 2 site (formerly known as Caverne du Pont d'Arc). It prepared and defended the application package of the Chauvet Cave for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
SMERGC also thanks Google Arts & Culture.