Paleolithic Evidence of Religious Beliefs

‚ÄčIan James
Paleolithic man had begun to show signs of religious be liefs and customs. The religion was mostly restricted to worship of the animals that they would have depended upon for survival. Evidence of this is in a recently dicovered cave. In this cave it looks like t he hunters of the band would gather and ritualistically and beat the head of acarved statue of an animal that they would have hunted. While this is not like the religion that we have today it is was an important step forward for them. Also in some caves wall paintings have been discovered on the walls depicting paleolithic people hunting animals. These caves had painting towards the ceiling and remnants scaffolding suggesting that these images were very important to the paleolithic people. This could mean that the images were used in hunting magic that the paleolithic people used.

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