Les Combarelles

Combarelles, Les


an Upper Paleolithic site in the Les Combarelles cave, near Les Eyzies, Dordogne Department, France. More than 400 representations of various animals (mammoths, rhinoceroses, horses, bisons, reindeer, alpine lions) and of anthropomorphic figures were found in 1901 on the walls within the cave—a narrow corridor measuring 237 m long. The representations were mostly engravings.


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The Perigord sites such as Les Combarelles present a diversity of forms and exhibit great variability in the ways chosen by these societies for depicting themselves.
This contains about 167 human images spread over 30 sites, the most important being the cave of Les Combarelles (38 figures) in Dordogne (Figure 1f).
The cave of Les Combarelles, which is attributed to the Middle Magdalenian, contains the greatest concentration of human outlines on cave walls, and it is interesting to note the range of methods that have been used, albeit with a dominance of the Simple Figurative and Geometric Figurative types (Figure 8).
The parietal art that had been found in France in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century (La Mouthe, Pair-nonPair, Les Combarelles, Font-de-Gaume .
Les Combarelles and Abri du Poisson each have a single legible hand stencil.
The only hand stencil in les Combarelles is very small and faint.
The surprising finding was that the hand stencil from Les Combarelles fell at the extreme male end of the continuum of quotients produced by dividing in each case the female product by the male product of the stage 2 analysis.