Lascaux Cave was discovered in 1940. Twenty years after the first microbial contamination signs appeared. In the last forty years the cave suffered different fungal invasions. Here we discuss the past, present and future of the cave and the conservation of its rock art paintings to the light of data obtained using culture-dependent and –independent methods.
Bastian, Fabiola and Claude Alabouvette.
Lights and shadows on the conservation of a rock art cave: The case of Lascaux Cave.
International Journal of Speleology,
Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ijs/vol38/iss1/6