Age cave dating

Lascaux Cave is renowned for its outstanding prehistoric paintings, strikingly well-preserved over about 18,000 yr.

Everyone from professional paleontologists to interested members of the public raised the same question: Why hadn’t the team dated the fossils yet?

The simple answer is: Because dating fossils is really difficult.

It has been and still is, an old settlement area registered by UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel's living quarters are dating back 300 years.

After the initial restoration, it started serving as a hotel in 1986, the first of its kind, a cave hotel.

The latter, used with the initial atmospheric 14C activities reconstructed with the new Int Cal09 calibration data, allows high-resolution age estimation of the gour calcite samples and their growth rates.