What can we learn from cave paintings?
Cave paintings illustrate the human need to communicate. This communication takes its form in leaving a mark for the future- to help guide, or communicate something so important that it needs a permanent representation. That is why the Altamira Cave in Spain is of major importance.
Why are the cave paintings important?
because it was what people in prehistoric times did in order to record history and culture. But, prehistoric cave art
was also significant
because it also served as a warning to people who were to come later. For example, they could show the way to kill a beast or warn them of a beast.