Upper Paleolithic cave-painting
Earliest from 36000 years ago. More than 100 sites known, mostly in france and spain. Depictions of their prey: wolly mammoths, wild cattle, horses, deer, reindeer. Interpretations: for magic and ritual surrounding the hunt to ensure success, a magical human attempt to control animal reproduction (like ceremonies of increase by native Australians), to keep track of history. Paintings occur in clusters and overlapping.