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1. The underwater Cosquer cave was named after __________.
2. When was Cosquer cave discovered?
3. Many of the painted animals in Cosquer cave, such as horses, deer
and bison, were familiar. Others were more exotic, such as the long-extinct
giant, Irish elk and the Auk, a __________.
4. The crystallized, calcite drippings that cover the lines of etchings
and paintings in Cosquer cave prove that the paintings __________.
5. Radiocarbon dating shows that the animal paintings in Cosquer cave
were created after the __________ paintings.
6. During the __________, people were primarily hunters and gatherers.
7. One of the theories put forth to explain cave paintings is that prehistoric
men would cast spells on animals by __________ on the cave walls.
8. What else may the painted animals on cave walls have represented,
besides just a meal for prehistoric people?
9. By observing __________, French prehistorian Michel Lorblanchet gained
insights into the technique of blowing pigment onto the wall to create paintings.
10. What is the site of the greatest cave art sanctuary of them all?
11. Some 275 cave painting sites are known, concentrated mainly in southern
France and northern __________.
12. Some people believe the missing finger joints visible in some prehistoric
hand prints are the result of disease or frostbite, while others believe
the "missing" fingers are really __________.
13. Most Ice Age people were lucky to survive into their __________.
14. The French Navy has blocked the entrance to Cosquer cave to protect
both the fragile art and __________.