what is the place of these 2 words "known" and "preserved" in the following sentence?

The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world,[1] as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life.

Verb or adjective or noun?


They're past participles acting as attributive adjectives (or 'Adnominals', if you want to distinguish the syntactic function from the word class) modifying figurative cave paintings.

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