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Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave (Grotte Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc, Ardèche) In the Ardèche department of southern France, is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved cave paintings in the world. At least 13 different species are depicted. The cave was used by humans during two periods - Aurignacian : 30,000-32,000 years ago / Gravettian : 25,000-27,000 years ago
Kakadu National Park, Australia....an aboriginal cave painting of some of their creation gods. Aboriginese, believe that all things are living and even though the rock art is miles from one site, to another, it is all one story. We look, as if we are in a museum, one by one, but not so with the people long ago and now.
The oldest reliably dated rock art in the Americas is known as the "Horny Little Man." It is petroglyph depicting a stick figure with an oversized phallus and carved [painted?] in Lapa do Santo, a cave in central-eastern Brazil and dates from 12,000 to 9,000 years ago. Serra da Capivara National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Piauí.