When was the oldest cave painting made?

When was the oldest cave painting made?

45,500 years ago

How do you date cave paintings?

In the last decade, a new method to date cave art was developed: Uranium series dating. It is based on another radioactive isotope and it works, in general terms, as Radiocarbon does, but it dates calcite.

Which state has the most caves and underground streams?


What state is known as the Cave State?


Who owns the lost sea?

George Kyle

Are there sharks in Mammoth Cave?

Figure 1. The Meckel's Cartilage (lower jaw) and associated teeth of "Saivodus striatus", a large ctenacanth shark found within Mammoth Cave National Park.

Is Mammoth Cave one of the 7 Wonders of the World?

Mammoth Cave is great to visit ANY time of year, but especially in the hot summer when its too hot to do anything else!

What was found in Mammoth Cave?

In addition to this rich diversity of primitive sharks at Mammoth Cave, two partial cartilaginous skeletons of different species of sharks were also found within Mammoth Cave. One specimen was discovered by a caver with the Cave Research Foundation and the other has been known by the park guides for years.

What animals live in Mammoth Cave?

Keep your eyes out for common woodland creatures like deer, raccoon, opossum, gray squirrel, rabbit, woodchuck, muskrat, beaver, red fox, coyote, owls and wild turkey, but be careful not to disturb some of Mammoth Cave's most precious endangered animals, that include the Kentucky Cave Shrimp, the Indiana Brown Bat, and ...