Blog/20130808 Chauvet Cave
I am sure lots of people add things to google maps all the time, but back in April I noticed that Chauvet Cave isn't on google maps.
Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains some of the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. It is located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc on a limestone cliff above the former bed of the Ardèche River. Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. (CC-By-SA, source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauvet_Cave)
So I went ahead and added it, and you can now find it here: http://www.google.co.uk/maps?q=chauvet+cave
Incidentally this was sort of in conjunction with the Ice Age art exhibition at the British Museum.
More archaeology posts to follow.
Addendum: Finally, the Beauty of France's Chauvet Cave Makes its Grand Public Debut - A high-tech recreation of the immortal artworks shines a new light on the dawn of human imagination http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/france-chauvet-cave-makes-grand-debut-180954582/ Bjoern 22:58, 31 March 2015 (BST)
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