Cave art at Stirlingshire YAC
Cave paintings are one of the earliest forms of art we know of. They date back at least 35,000 years and can be found all around the world. They usually show hunting scenes, hand prints or abstract patterns.
Archaeologists aren't sure why they were painted but they seem to be more than just decoration.
Members of our Stirlingshire YAC learnt more about cave painting in their February 2017 session... and then they literally tried their hands at it!
Check out YAC's cave painting activity for more inspiration.
And if you want even more archaeological arty adventures, YAC HQ are running a fantastic competition to design your own archaeology stamps, based on Royal Mail’s recent release of prehistoric-themed stamps.
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