- from Ice Age
In 1940, four teenagers followed their dog into a cave in Lascaux, France. They found the walls filled with amazing animal paintings from thousands of years ago! Imagine their surprise.
Over the years, other discoveries in Spain and France have turned up similar treasures. For Ice Age artists to reach these places, they had to crawl through narrow, dark tunnels. They carried torches or lamps made of stone. The fire burned animal fat. Along the way, they risked meeting dangerous cave lions or cave bears.