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Ardèche : la Caverne du Pont d'Arc vous réserve une autre surprise

Par Germain Treille, France Bleu Drôme-Ardèche vendredi 27 mars 2015 à 6:00

La Galerie de l'Aurignacien à quelques jours de son ouverture
La Galerie de l'Aurignacien à quelques jours de son ouverture © Radio France

C'est le second pôle culturel du site : la Galerie de l'Aurignacien. Une immersion dans la vie quotidienne des hommes et femmes qui vivaient en Ardèche il y a 36 000 ans.

Vous aurez d'abord admiré les chefs d'oeuvres de nos ancêtres dans l'espace de restitution. Les reproductions fidèles de ce qui a découvert dans la grotte en 1994. Ensuite, vous aurez probablement besoin d'explication sur les us et coutumes des hommes et femmes, des chasseurs, des cueilleurs, qui vivaient il y a 36 mille ans dans la région. Voilà à quoi sert cette galerie de l'aurignacien, une immersion dans leur quotidien.

Une plongée dans l'Ardèche d'il y a 36 000 ans

L'Aurignacien, c'est le mot savant pour désigner une période de la préhistoire qui correspond grosso modo à l'arrivée de l'homme moderne sur le plan anatomique. Des Homo Sapiens, nos descendants directs. Et oui, le cerveau des artistes de la grotte Chauvet est exactement le même que celui des astronautes qui sont allés sur la Lune.

Plusieurs animaux reconstitués

La Galerie est un espace de 700 mètres carrés. Première étape, une salle de cinéma et la projection d'un film sur l'Ardèche préhistorique, la faune, la flore, l'environnement. Ensuite, un parcours autour d'un petit bijou technique, une fresque murale panoramique. On peut y voir les paysages de l'Ardèche à l'époque aurignacienne.

L'ours de la Galerie de l'Aurignacien reproduit à taille réelle - Radio France
L'ours de la Galerie de l'Aurignacien reproduit à taille réelle © Radio France

Oubliez les routes, les panneaux, les maisons et imaginez une steppe avec des mammouths, des grands cervidés, des ours, des bisons, des rhinocéros laineux. Certains de ces animaux sont reproduits à la même échelle et installés dans un époustouflant décor végétal et minéral. Outil pédagogique, moderne, interactif, la Galerie de l'Aurignacien est le seul site français et l'un des rares au monde à évoquer les oeuvres artistiques réalisées par l'homme des cavernes, l'art pariétal.

 

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