Art in the form of decorating objects and depicting the world around us may be one of the things that characterises homo sapiens. Ice Age artists display a range of styles of art from very abstract patterns to highly naturalistic portrayals of animals. Techniques include painting, engraving and carving. Different materials were used such as bone, antler, ivory, stone and probably wood, though the latter does not survive. Here are some examples.
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