Chauvet Cave

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Chauvet Cave

Research History

 
 
 
 
 
Third research team lead by C. Fritz
2018 – Present
 
 
 
 
 
Second research team lead by J.-M. Genest
2003 – 2017
 
 
 
 
 
First research team lead by J. Clottes
1998 – 2002
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery of the cave and initial report
1994 – 1995 Ardèche, France

Meet the Team

Principal Investigators

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Carole Fritz

Archaeologist

Researchers

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François Baleux

Geomatician

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Évelyne Debard

Geologist

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Catherine Ferrier

Geologist

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Philippe Fosse

Palaeontologist

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Jean-Baptiste Fourvel

Palaeontologist

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Nicolas Frerebeau

Archaeologist

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Oscar Fuentes

Archaeologist

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Diego Garate

Archaeologist

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Bernard Gély

Archaeologist

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Dominique Genty

Geologist

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Nicolas Lateur

Palaeontologist

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Antoine Laurent

Geomatician

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Jean-Claude Leblanc

Archaeologist

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Michel Philippe

Palaeontologist

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Olivia Rivero

Archaeologist

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Thomas Sagory

Archaeologist

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Isabelle Théry-Parisot

Botanist

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Nadine Tisnerat

Physicist

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Gilles Tosello

Prehistorian

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Hélène Valladas

Physicist

PhD Students

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Laura Louman

Archaeologist-Geomatician

Recent & Upcoming Talks

The Cave Bear (Ursus spelaeus) Scratches in Chauvet Cave (Ardèche, France)
The Chauvet Cave in south-eastern France is world famous for its exceptionally well-preserved rock art (paintings, engravings), dating …

Recent Publications

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Dating the landscape evolution around the Chauvet‐Pont d'Arc cave
The Chauvet cave (UNESCO World Heritage site, France) is located in the Ardèche Gorge, a unique physical and cultural landscape. Its …
Illuminating the cave, drawing in black: wood charcoal analysis at Chauvet-Pont d'Arc
The Grotte Chauvet is world renowned for the quality and diversity of its Palaeolithic art. Fire was particularly important to the …

Contact

  • Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès
    31058 Toulouse cedex 9
  • Maison de la Recherche