Approximately 35 000 years ago, cro-magnons, moved into the Neanderthal region of what is today known as France. Within the time from 35 000 - 10 000 years ago the evolution of art and technological innovations becomes apparent. Cro-magnons used paints composed from manganese and iron oxides to paint the walls and ceilings of their caves through-out what is today called France and Spain. Many of these beautiful paintings have been preseved and can still be seen. During the seasonal migration of herds, the Cro-magnons used cunning hunting skills and tools to kill their prey. They managed to develop extremely advanced tools for hunting (possibly even a bow and arrow). The Cro-magnon dwelled primarily in caves or rock shelters in groups. (Wicander and Monroe 1993)

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