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Both the Lascaux and the Chauvet -Pont-d'Arc are extraordinary caves that were found inthe southern region of France. A lot of the artwork that covered the cave walls of the Lascaux seems to be paintings, drawings, or engravings of bison, bulls, and horses as it is difficult to make out any other animals. There were also simple images of men depicted on the walls. Some of the animals did not have any color, while other seem to be colored in with a brown/red shading color. In comparison, the Chauvet -Pont-d'Arc seems to have the same species of animals that were shown in a similar manner but there was also a rhinoceros head as well as a mammoth present. The style of naturalism was used in both caves and all the art was two-dimensional. However, there seems to be a lot less paintings than in the Chauvet -Pont-d'Arc than in the Lascaux, and the animals did not have as much color to them. Unlike the Lascaux, some of the animals and images in the Chauvet -Pont-d'Arc were painted or outlined in a almost

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