Forming an extension of the Sill, the Candle Gallery is the only passage by which the remaining chambers of the cave can be accessed. It acts as a kind of airlock to the deeper chambers. The rich Holocene concretions that cover this gallery are not typical of the Palaeolithic underground landscape. In that period, the floor was clayey and damp, as is indicated by the deep canidae and bear footprints. This dampness was linked to one of the rare permanent water supplies in the cave, which was contained in basins constructed by the Palaeolithic people. The highly altered cave walls had many clawmarks, a mammoth silhouette and a number of charcoal marks.
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