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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A cave of southwest France in the Dordogne River valley. The cave, discovered in 1940 and now closed to the public, contains important Paleolithic paintings, primarily of animals.

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  • noun a cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintings

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  • It may be technically wrong to call the Lascaux bird-man a "shaman," since the specific traditions of the shaman develop thousands of years later.

    Supernatural Superserious

  • Some of the most famous prehistoric cave-paintings in the world are at Lascaux, which is in which country?

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  • However, the famous Lascaux caves with their prehistoric paintings are closed to the general public, although there is a visitor center nearby and replica caves with copies of the paintings, called Lascaux II.

    The Seattle Times

  • However, the famous Lascaux caves with their prehistoric paintings are closed to the general public, although there is a visitor center nearby and replica caves with copies of the paintings, called Lascaux II.

    The Seattle Times

  • One possibility is that some of the major centres of art production (such as Lascaux in south-west France, or Altamira in northern Spain) served as major ritualistic or ceremonial centres - perhaps the scene of important ceremonies during regular annual gatherings by the human groups.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

  • One possibility is that some of the major centres of art production (such as Lascaux in south-west France, or Altamira in northern Spain) served as major ritualistic or ceremonial centres - perhaps the scene of important ceremonies during regular annual gatherings by the human groups.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

  • Because he is infinite meaning, life and being perfectly synthesized with finite form, the cave-painters at Lascaux, or Hesiod penning his hymns, or Beethoven working on his last quartets, were all gesturing towards him though they realized it not.

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  • The book follows man's advances in artificial illumination and its impact on society from the cave painters of Lascaux to modern light emitting diode (LED) technology.

    Dr. Philip Neches: iPad in the Dark

  • The book follows man's advances in artificial illumination and its impact on society from the cave painters of Lascaux to modern light emitting diode (LED) technology.

    Dr. Philip Neches: iPad in the Dark

  • The most famous painted caves, Lascaux in central France and Altamira near the northern coast of Spain, are closed to the public and can be viewed only in replicas although Altamira may soon open on a limited basis.

    Before History, Niaux's Art

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