Evidence of recutting has been observed at several sculpted shelters. These involve partial or total destruction of figures – more than once in some cases. At each site, various successive wall registers emerge. Bison, which are the most frequently recut figures, are transformed into horses (Cap Blanc, Roc-aux-Sorciers and Chaire-à-Calvin) or ibex (Roc-aux-Sorciers). Recutting scraps found in archaeological layers allow us to date these interventions. The different phases of wall redevelopment reflect an ongoing appropriation of the wall by the Magdalenians. These interventions alter the species represented and the distribution of the different themes found in the frieze. The symbolic elements in Magdalenian sculpted shelters evolved independent of any identifiable technological innovation based on the archaeological evidence.