At the end of each day, the group gathered back at camp. Their shelters were made from whatever material was available. Tents were made from skins draped over simple wooden frames. Hunters built huts from mammoth bones. Shelters could also be made by weaving branches together to form screens, which were covered with skins to make huts. The shelters were usually grouped in a circle to protect the group both from wild animals and bad weather. Fire also deterred the animals from approaching.
Stone Age cave paintings have been found in many caves in Europe. Painted between 35,000 and 15,000 years ago by early modern humans we call Cro-Magnons. The paintings are magical, often realistic and depict mainly large wild animals though hand prints are common. The images were painted using charcoal, powdered rocks and minerals mixed with water or fat. We cannot be sure exactly why people made these paintings.