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Feb 2012

Error in Text in: Chauvet Cave: The Panel of Horses

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(2):209. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1729

Error in Text. In the Art and Images in Psychiatry article titled“Chauvet Cave: The Panel of Horses,” published in the September 2011 issue of the Archives (2011;68[9]:869-870), the text was incorrect in stating that only a single laboratory performed the radiocarbon dating of samples from the Chauvet cave. There are 80 radiocarbon datings. Several laboratories have been involved in the dating of the Chauvet cave, and an interlaboratory comparison in 2007 carried out on charcoal from the cave involved 4 labs whose results (29 dates) are consistent with Aurignacian dating.1

Cuzange MT, Delque-Kolic E, Goslar T, Grootes PM, Higham T, Kaltnecker E, Nadeau MJ, Oberlin C, Paterne M, van der Plicht J, Ramsey CB, Valladas H, Clottes J, Geneste JM. Radiocarbon intercomparison program for Chauvet Cave.  Radiocarbon. 2007;49(2):339-347Google Scholar