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ABORIGINAL CAVE PAINTING, AUSTRALIA Early art often depicts the struggles of early man. The hunt is a major theme carried through this age, animals are depicted being chased and killed by people. Animal paintings created by hunters were a means of capturing the spirits of their prey. Theory suggests that Cro-Magnon man created art, as he believed that his creation of a depicted animal or hunt would somehow insure that there would be good hunting with plentiful animals. [MH] {NR}

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