The social construction of rock art caves. Contributions of the geomorphological approach in Chauvet cave

Abstract : The study conducted in the Chauvet cave provides an exceptional resource for the archaeology, paleontology and geomorphology research. The different elements of the landscape underground (accumulation, blocks aligned, moving objects, vertical bones...), have been studied only recently. Geomorphological and archaeological studies helps to highlight the cultural features of the landscape and the different types of spatial organization of the site (basins, steps). The methodological approach including geomorphological mapping and 3D surveys allows to discriminate the morphogenic processes and the anthropogenic ones. These preliminary results show that the Chauvet Cave has, apart from rock art panels, many anthropogenic features inscribed in the underground landscape. These elements offer a new perspective concerning the appropriation of the cave by prehistoric humans
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Jean-Jacques Delannoy, Jean-Michel Geneste, Stéphane Jaillet, Benjamin Sadier, Elisa Boche. The social construction of rock art caves. Contributions of the geomorphological approach in Chauvet cave. 8th International Conference (IAG) on Geomorphology, Aug 2013, Paris, France. ⟨halsde-00867077⟩

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