Google’s immersive virtual reality tour enables you to time travel to the Stone Age without leaving home; Howard Halle; TimeOut

Discovered in 1994, the Chauvet Cave in Southern France is a World Unesco Heritage Site and home to one of the true wonders of the world: A series of Prehistoric…

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Google unlocks prehistoric art of France’s Chauvet cave; Hannah McGivern; Art Newspaper

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Ardèche: A World of Picture-Perfect Wonders Travel in France; Gillian Thornton; France Today

The landscape of this rugged region has inspired humankind since prehistoric times. Gillian Thornton meanders amongst works of art both man-made and natural…

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No Time Machine Required; Adamo Borzoni; NFB/blog

France – Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche

Hold on to your DeLorean as we begin a journey through time. From a primal sea brimming with life, to a dinosaur-filled landscape where the first fledgling fliers took to the sky, to a prehistoric frozen desert where a trunked, furry mass moves silently through a blizzard, to an ancient cave in France where our earliest ancestors painted the world they saw.

So watch these four adventures, fossilized on film for your viewing pleasure, on this ancient list of prehistoric movies. No time machine necessary.

How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly

In biological terms, ‘Dinosaur’ is a clade of animals that includes everything from Tyrannosaurus Rex to Stegosaurus to…sparrows? Yes, it’s a weird fact of life that birds – from emus to cockatoos – are actually part of a sub-grouping of Dinosaurs called theropods. This fun, animated short for kids (and adults!) re-imagines how the earliest dinosaurs learned to take flight – with hilarious results.

Canada Vignettes: Woolly Mammoth

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10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit; Marissa Laliberte; Reader’s Digest

France – Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
  • Some places around the world are welcome to tourists, while other places are strict about who is allowed to be there.
  • In India, there is an island off the main land that has been inhabited by a native tribe for at least 60,000 years and does not allow outsiders.
  • Vatican City has secret archives with documents dating back to the eighth century that you won’t be seeing any time soon. 

Snake Island, Brazil

Brazil’s Ilha da Queimada Grande — dubbed Snake Island — is home to a dense population of one of the world’s deadliest snakes. The golden lancehead viper’s venom is so poisonous that it melts human flesh around the bite, and some claim there’s one snake per square meter in certain areas. For safety reasons, the Brazilian government doesn’t allow visitors, and a doctor is required on the team of any research visits.

UN buffer zone, Cyprus

Turkish troops invaded Cyprus in 1974, sparking a civil war between the Greek and Turkish inhabitants.

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