Stone Age cave paintings have been found in many caves in Europe. Painted between 35,000 and 15,000 years ago by early modern humans we call Cro-Magnons. The paintings are magical, often realistic and depict mainly large wild animals though hand prints are common. The images were painted using charcoal, powdered rocks and minerals mixed with water or fat. We cannot be sure exactly why people made these paintings.
Prehistoric artists employed a wide variety of painting methods, using their fingers first and later pointed sticks, bone, pads of moss wrapped in hide or brushes made of animal hair, feathers or vegetable fibre. Ochre crayons were also used to apply pigment directly onto the surface. They also used spray painting techniques, by spitting out the mixed paint from their mouths and even using reeds or specially hollowed bones - saliva acts as a binder
Archaeologists say they have found traces of wild oats on grinding tools from about 32,000 years ago, about 20,000 years before formal farming is thought to have been established. The prehistoric people may have baked or boiled the oats and made flatbread, according to the researchers. These findings, which has been underway for a number of years, seems to conflict with the belief that Stone Age people were largely carnivorous.
9,500 year old Stone age carved ram with twisted horns - proportions are anatomically correct. Created by ancient inhabitants of what is now Israel at a crucial period in human history when people abandoned nomadic lifestyles for villages and sedentary agriculture and made significant progress in the domestication of crops and livestock. The site at Tel Motza appears to have been one of the largest settlements in the area at that time notable for 2 story dwellings.