Radiocarbon Dating/Examples/Lascaux Caves/Historical Note

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Historical Note on Lascaux Caves

The Lascaux caves were discovered on $12$ September $1940$.

The walls of the caves were found to be covered in artwork from thousands of years ago.

Within the cave were found the remains of a fire.

By using radiocarbon dating on the charcoal remains of that fire, it was possible to obtain an approximate date of when the caves were occupied.