Cave of Pair-non-Pair

Near the Gironde estuary, discover Pair-non-Pair, one of the oldest decorated caves in the world. A jewel in the crown of Gironde prehistory, the cave has parietal engravings representing horses, ibexes, deer, mammoths and bovids. These engravings date from the beginning of the Upper Paleolithic, between 33,000 and 26,000 years before our era. The whole is prior to Lascaux. Occupied for 60,000 years, before and after the Aurignacian period, it has yielded 15,000 tools and 6,000 bones from 60 animal species, providing information on the evolution of the human species, the lithic and bone industry, as well as the climate and environment.

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