Combarelles, Les

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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.

REFERENCES

Efimenko, P. P. Pervobytnoe obshchestvo, 3rd ed. Kiev, 1953.
Okladnikov, A. P. Utro iskusstva. [Leningrad, 1967.]
Leroi-Gourhan, A. Préhistoire de l’art occidental. [Paris] 1965.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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