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Annexes

Bear clawmarks

Above all in the deepest parts of the cave, entire sections of the walls have been lacerated by clawmarks up to a height of 3 m, which corresponds to the height of the largest bear standing on its hind legs.

When they occur on decorated walls, they enable the establishment of a relative chronology by virtue of being above or below prehistoric paintings or engravings.

Will we one day know why cave bears clawed at the walls of the caves in which they hibernated? Was it to mark their territory, or to sharpen their claws?

Anglais
Panoramique associé: 
Salle Hillaire - Sud
Type de notice: 
Cartel
Auteurs: 
Philippe FOSSE
Michel PHILIPPE
Médias: 
Média: 
Griffade sur la paroi de la salle Hillaire
Taille: 
1x1
Coordonnées: 
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