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An in-depth analysis of two of palaeontology’s greatest finds

Palaeolithic cave painting and engravings are mankind’s first recognisable artistic expression, but they mean more even than that. They show creatures which were extant during the Ice Age, shed light on hunter gatherer culture thousands of years old and many archaeologists believe that the art is a highly sophisticated way of expressing complex beliefs about the supernatural world. The story of mankind is a constantly changing jigsaw puzzle in which many pieces are missing or even change shape as improvements in scientific dating methods and new discoveries redefine them yet again.  The discovery of the caves at Cosquer in the Ardeche in 1985 and Chauvet – Pont d’Arc in Provence in 1994 were of huge significance. Exceptional because of the number and variety of the animal images depicted, their extreme age and quality, together with the sheer size of both sites with their interlocking galleries; these caves revolutionize our understanding of emerging human creativity.

Andante Travels is unique amongst tour operators in including the prehistoric past in so many of our  programmes and in offering some which are solely devoted to this fascinating and less well-known period of our common heritage. Join us on this tour for an in-depth analysis of two of palaeontology’s greatest finds in the company of Dr Paul Bahn, worldwide expert on rock art and fabulous exponent of popular and accessible archaeology.

Tour highlights:

  • An in-depth analysis of two of palaeontology’s greatest finds in the company of Dr Paul Bahn
  • Visit to the Caverne du Pont d’Arc to explore this unique facility
  • See the state-of-the-art facsimile of La Grotte Cosquer

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Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £205

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Dr Paul Bahn

Andante Guide Lecturer

Dr Paul Bahn is the leading expert on prehistoric rock art worldwide, and is certainly one of our best-known archaeologists.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • All taxes & gratuities
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Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
26 April 2024 ACHA240426 26 April 2024 (Friday) 29 April 2024 (Monday) Dr Paul Bahn £2,470
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