The east side of the Vallon de Castel-Merle with Abri Blanchard in the distance and Abri Castanet to the immediate right. Abri Castanet is the site of what seem to be the oldest rock carvings in Europe.
A female sex organ carved in bas-relief at Abri Castanet
A partial drawing of a horse outlined in black and painted red at Abri Castanet in France.
A carved image of a vulva from Abri Castanet.
Abri Castanet Vulva
Images of female genitalia predominate at Abri Castanet.
Female Genitalia Carving
A vulva carving associated with other, unidentifiable carvings.
Researchers aren't sure what animal an ancient artist was trying to draw - it could be a bison, or perhaps a horse.
One of the many vulva carvings at Abri Castanet, France.
The excavation of an ancient firepit at Abri Castanet. The carvings were done on the ceiling of a rock shelter that collapsed soon after.
Two firepits at Abri Castanet.
A view of the excavation site at Castanet. The central sector has not yet been excavated, while the southern sector has been explored since 1995.