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Cave Paintings

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Our ancient ancestors used many different utensils to make their cave paintings. They used animal hair for brushes and made prints with their hands.
Cave Paintings
By: Diana.P, Kaelan.W, Lia.R, Malachi.B.
Our early human ancestors used the cracks and crevices in the cave to bring out 3D effects in their cave paintings. Stone age people also carved pieces of the cave walls to make the paintings stand out.
Our ancestors also painted the prey they hunted.

They hunted horses, deer, cattle, and bison.
In the Chauvet cave in France, our ancestors frequently painted predators like lions, bears, and panthers.
This shows development of these people because they may have tried to keep a record of animals they saw.
Our early human ancestors used natural resources for color for their cave paintings. Some natural resources are charcoal, calcite, and manganese.
Manganese
Charcoal
Calcite
How are cave paintings evidence of growth and change over time from our early human ancestors?
How are cave paintings evidence of growth and change over time from our early human ancestors?
Cave paintings show development in early humans because they began to document nature.
Look at the way this picture was painted. The color makes the picture stand out and the way they shaded the painting makes the picture have a 3D effect.

The way that the bible is sacred to Christians, cave paintings were sacred to our early human ancestors.
The cave paintings showed the growth and change of our early human ancestors because:

They had the intelligence to create paintings about their surroundings.

They had the ability to paint such intricate detailed paintings.

Some of these cave paintings had sacred meanings.

Our early human ancestors were aware of their surroundings and had ways to use their environment to create art.


Early paleolithic
Upper paleolithic
These cave drawings were made in the paleolithic period. There were two parts of the paleolithic period. The late paleolithic period (more recent), and the lower paleolithic period (further back). The drawings on the left are drawings from the lower paleolithic period and the drawings on the right are from the upper paleolithic period.
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