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    In Europe, the rock art sequence is conventionally divided into two chronological cycles: the earliest cycle, known as Franco-Cantabrian, is the art of the hunters; which is found primarily in caves, and its origins go back earlier than 30,000 B.P. The later cycle comprises art produced by peoples with complex economies.  There are the rock art of Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, Italy in this exhibition.

  France

The great bull, rock painting, Hall of Bull, Lascaux Cave, France

The great black bull, rock painting, side passageway, Lascaux Cave,

France

The Chinese horse, rock painting, Lascaux Cave, France

 

Ox, rock painting, Lascaux Cave, France

Remarkable specimens of the great bison frieze, rock painting,

Font-de-Gaume Cave, France

Bison marked with "arrows", rock painting, large panel of the Salon

Noir, Niaux, France

Bison and small ibex, rock painting, left panel of Salon Noir, Niaux,

France

Horse, rock painting, left panel of Salon Noir, Niaux, France

Mammoth and ibex, rock painting, the great ceiling in the depths of the

cave, Rouffignac, France

Engraved female figures from the Magdalanian, Les Eyzies Museum, France

  Spain

Bison, The painted ceiling at Altamira Cave, Santander, Spain

Bison, The painted ceiling at Altamira Cave, Santander, Spain

Injured bison, The painted ceiling at Altamira Cave, Santander, Spain

Injured bison, The painted ceiling at Altamira Cave, Santander, Spain

Hunter, rock painting, Levant, Spain

Hunters, rock painting, Levant, Spain

Hunting, rock painting, Levant, Spain

Animal, rock painting, Levant, Spain

Running deer, rock painting, Levant, Spain

Warrior, rock painting, Levant, Spain

Warrior, rock painting, Levant, Spain

Norway

Alta, a rock art site in the Arctic Circle, Norway

Encircled Hunting on the snow ground, rock carving, Alta, Norway

Earring, rock carving, Alta, Norway

Reindeer, rock carving, Alta, Norway

Sweden

A rock art site in Bohuslan, Sweden

Foot-print and shoes-print, rock carving, Bohuslan, Sweden

Cup marks, rock carving, Bohuslan, Sweden

Boats and animals, rock carving, Bohuslan, Sweden

Italy

A rock art site in Paspardo, Valcamonica, Italy

Stele, the rock of Cemmo, on which four phases are superimposed,

Valcamonica, Italy

Fighting, rock carving, Paspardo, Valcamonica, Italy

Warrior and footprint, rock carving, Paspardo, Valcamonica, Italy

Sun Deity, rock carving, recently discovered at Ossimo, Valcamonica,

Italy

Detail of a group of huts, rock carving, one of the structures, with a

ladder, seems to have a character in the garret, Naquane national park,

Valcamonica, Italy

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