Cave Art

For: Mr. Lockner's Social Studies Class 3rd period

Cave paintings found are usually found on cave walls and ceilings, and especially refer to those of prehistoric origin.  In Europe, cave paintings date back to 20,000 to 30,000 years ago in the.  Nobody knows the real reason of the Paleolithic cave paintings.  They weren't merely decorations of living areas since the caves, in which they have been found, do not have signs of ongoing habits.  Some people think they were a way of communicating, some people think they were just for fun, but either way they were usually found in caves.  In France and Europe, there have been 340 caves with prehistoric paintings.  In Europe the earliest cave art dates back to around 32,000 years ago.

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