Behind the scenes

Come Meet Your Early Ancestors!

Take a moment to explore the stories and science behind Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux. You’ll meet the cavern’s ancient artists as well as its teenage discoverers. And you’ll find out how modern man has learned to duplicate these prehistoric masterpieces!

The Discovery
Get the scoop on who first found Lascaux, and learn why it’s off limits to the general public today.

The Art
Explore the methodology and meaning behind Lascaux’s parade of Paleolithic masterpieces.

The Painters
Discover what you share in common with Cro-Magnons—the people who painted Lascaux.

The Reproduction
Find out how out historical and high-tech reproduction methods have provided a new look at Lascaux.