The Cave of Mayrières supérieure (French: grotte de Mayrières supérieure) is a cave near Bruniquel, Tarn-et-Garonne, France, which contained two prehistoric cave paintings of bison until they were erased during an attempt to remove modern graffiti by members of the Eclaireurs de France, a French scouting association. The act earned them the 1992 Ig Nobel Prize in Archaeology.
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- ^ "Dans la seule grotte peinte du Tarn-et-Garonne : des victimes d’un excès de zèle, Le Monde; March 24, 1992". Le Monde (in French) (Presse.ffspeleo.fr). 30 October 2003. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
- ^ "The 1992 Ig Nobel Prize Winners". Improbable Research. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
Coordinates: 44°2′22″N 1°41′3″E / 44.03944°N 1.68417°E