The paintings in the Cave of Font de Gaume, in France
Font-de-Gaume is a cave located near the village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac in southern France. It is the only cave containing prehistoric polychrome art still open to the public. The paintings date from 25,000 BCE and were discovered by a local schoolmaster in 1901. There is a unique composition representing a male reindeer kneeling in front of a female reindeer.
The paintings contain some abstract signs: many lines in different directions and some circles. They do not seem to refer to a written language since they do not repeat like letters in a word. They appear to be more like a code, such as dates, numbers or tribe identifiers.
One of the sections that draws attention is the one having many images of bison since the artists took advantage of the shape of the stone to enrich the figures. All bison appear to be three-dimensional, with their legs in perfect perspective.