Cave Paintings

Today we visited the Pech Merle Caves in the Lot region of France.  The paintings depicted horses,  mammoth elephants, reindeer, bison, hand prints, a pregnant woman and a man. They were painted by Cro Magnon men and women. They are not sure of the purpose  or meaning of these paintings. They might have been created for religious purposes or for fertility purposes or for success in hunting for food.

Whatever the meaning is for the painting, they are awesome proof that the urge to draw and paint has existed for a very long time.

 Cro Magnon man's paint brushes. They were made of wooley mammoth hair. 

Cro Magnon man's paint brushes. They were made of wooley mammoth hair.