Please note that content linked from this page may have different licensing terms. At this stage the researchers also move a light at different angles around the painting to reveal any hidden details of the image. Others insist that Baba had always planned to come back—and that Chauvet had cheated him out of the chance by returning, unannounced, with Eliette Brunel six months later. Bahn's foreword and Clottes' epilogue to Chauvet discuss dating. Photo of the Day.
Coliboaia Cuciulat Muierilor Oase. However, some archaeologists have questioned these dates. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chauvet Cave. Rather than serving as dwellings for ancient man, Clottes and his colleague contended, caves such as Chauvet—dark, cold, forbidding places—functioned as gateways to a netherworld where spirits were thought to dwell. Travel With Us.