Science: New Prehistoric Art Gallery

The pictures appearing on these pages —published for the first time outside of France—are from the walls of a cavern near Montignac, Dordogne, a limestone region where many similar, though less splendid, prehistoric finds have been made.

Several months ago the Montignac cavern was discovered by five striplings whose archeological adventuring had been encouraged by a retired schoolmaster named Laval. Its entrance was a vertical shaft which had long ago been filled so that cattle would not fall in. Townsfolk, as usual, were skeptical and hoax-wary over the boys' reports.

But France's foremost...

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