Learning Exercise

The Archaeology of France

The Cave of Chauvet-Pont d'Arc offers the user insight into the prehistory of France and the people who lived there.

This site provides a virtual field trip to the only well known and preserved prehistoric cave drawings. This cave will... see more


Instructions: Read the following sections under "The Cave Today": Discovery, Authentication, Presentation. Read the "Results" section under Research. Read the following sections under "Time and Space": Geographic Context, Archaeological Context, Dating, Significance of the Cave. Under "Visit the Cave" describe the images under "artistic ensembles" and "natural and archaeological elements." Write a 5-7 page paper describing the archaeological site and explaining its importance to the history of western civilization.


Archaeology. French History.

Learning Objectives

To acquaint students with the early archaeological history of France.