Dating painting canvas
Various conjectures have been made as to the meaning these paintings had to the people that made them.
Prehistoric artists may have painted animals to "catch" their soul or spirit in order to hunt them more easily or the paintings may represent an animistic vision and homage to surrounding nature.
The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures.
It represents a continuous, though periodically disrupted, tradition from Antiquity.
If there is meaning to the paintings, it remains unknown.