Cave Paintings

Class 3 have travelled back in time to the Stone Age era and created some amazing cave paintings!

Cave paintings are paintings on cave walls and ceilings. Usually, these paintings were made in prehistoric times. Most cave paintings date from 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. The oldest are from about 32,000 years ago, but scientists still disagree if this dating is correct.

It is not known why these paintings were made. Most people think they may have had a function for rituals. They may also have been a way to transit information; to tell other people about something. Most paintings are in caves that are difficult to access. These caves usually also do not show signs that people lived there all year round.

Today, there are about 350 caves known which have paintings in them. Most often, animals or hunting scenes were painted. Sometimes hands are there too. Rarely, there are also more abstract patterns. Take a look at our creations ..