Why are there no hunting scenes in the rock art of Chauvet?
Hunting scenes are rare in cave art and Paleolithic art in general. It is not until around 25,000 years ago that we see animals in association with arrows, such as at Lascaux. But are these really hunting scenes? Hunting was a predatory activity implying significant responsibility and the interaction between the living, and their representation probably adhered to strict norms. Hunting as such was therefore of a sacred nature very rarely represented.
'The Final Passage' - a cinematic and immersive short film of Chauvet Cave in France, available until June 7th. Comment