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Prehistoric Art (Virtual Museum). Mesolithic. India.

Rock paintings can be seen in the Bhimbetaka paintings, belonging to the…

Ibex cave painting using the features of the rock, Cougnac, Payrignac, France. 20-25,000 years old.

Cave paintings at Cougnac, Payrignac, France. years old, early evidence of Cro-magnon man and their society. I love the way the painter used the features of the rock face as part of the Ibex.

Fremont Rock painting from San Raphael Swell c. 2000-1000 BCE. The Fremont people lived in Southern Utah

Fremont cave painting from San Raphael Swell The Fremont people lived in southern Utah

Mammoth from Pech-Merle, France ~ This looks like a Mammoth with human legs. Could it be a shaman ?

Mammoth from Pech-Merle, France ~ This looks like a Mammoth with human legs. Could it be a shaman ?

Prehistoric cave painting- 35,000 years ago.  -Animals were important for very basic reasons in this time period. They were used for food, clothes, tools, and most interactions between them and humans remained primal.  -Depicted as flat, basic earth tones, usually through daily life scenes, such as the hunters above.

The Altamira cave paintings

Earliest evidence of bow and arrow use is found in eastern Spain rock carvings. This painting in a southwestern France cave complex dates back to BCE and shows hunters' use of bows and arrows during the Stone Age.

Rock carving, this of an Elephant, in Tadrart Acacus region of Libya date from 12,000 B.C. to 100 A.D., and reflect the dramatic climatic changes in the area.

Rock carving of an elephant, in Tadrart Acacus region of Libya dates from BC to 100 AD - photo by Luca Galuzzi, via Wikpedia

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