To preserve the pristine images throughout the cave, which was discovered in 1994, the French authorities allow very little access, and limit visitors to just a few scientists. As a result, the paintings have suffered little damage of the type that resulted from large numbers of people viewing most of the other known Paleolithic rock-art sites, and the footprints of people and animals, as well as the art works, are still unspoiled. The film shows us all this and more.
|The quality and realism of the art work is astounding.|
Just a few screen shots cannot show you how great these artists were.
|Interviews with the scientists working in the cave are very fascinating.|
|Stalactites and stalagmites formed in the cave after a landslide sealed|
the original entrance, leaving the art in remarkable condition.
|Besides the cave artwork, the film explains other features known about these|
early humans. This screen shot shows a demonstration of a spear and a spear-thrower,
which would allow the user to bring down large game.