Art, History, Anthropology
Cave paintings give us a deeply personal look into the lives of our ancient ancestors. There's no way to know for sure what the artists' original intentions were, and scientists postulate the ritualistic nature of these paintings, many of which depict wild animals and humans hunting. Bison, deer, and horses are common subjects of these paintings, suggesting that ancient humans went through an impressive "horse phase". Curiously missing in these paintings are detailed drawings of human beings. Those that are depicted are done so in a highly simplified manner, especially compared to the rich detail of the animals. These preserved paintings are one of humanity's most precious treasures.