Prehistoric Artists

Ever wondered how making art began? No, prehistoric man did not go to Michaels with a supply list and then attend a class.

It's really not known the exact time that man began making art or the reason why.  Today we visited the National Museum of Prehistory which had exhibits of many of the tools used by prehistoric man to make his art. The tools evolved over time because of available materials and experience.  Some of the tools incised or scratched the pictures on the cave walls. Some were made from mesasorus and raindeer antlers. You can see in the photo on the left below, a stick that was made especially for putting paint on the cave wall, like the drawing behind the reindeer on the bottom right.