1 day 1 author – guided tour of the myths and theories surrounding the Lascaux cave

Cave art, as observed in the caves, remains an indecipherable mystery in the absence of testimonies from its creators. The absence of a writing system comparable to the Rosetta Stone deprives prehistory of an essential key to understanding these works. However, thanks to scientific research, some ideas have been discarded, while others continue to captivate. The Lascaux cave, which alone contains more than 10% of the graphic units in European cave art, has become a key reference point for theorists of this mysterious art.

Gwenn Rigal, guide at Lascaux IV and author of the book “Le temps sacré des cavernes” (Sacred Cave Time), invites you to explore these different theories during a guided tour followed by a book-signing session.