Neanderthal , who lived over 35,000 years ago, was not as at drawing as humans. Neanderthal man became tens of thousands of years ago. They had large and made tools to hunt, but they found it difficult to draw . Later humans could draw animals and other figures on and cave walls. Professor Richard Coss, an on pre-historic drawings, studied photos and videos of early . He studied drawings of animals made by human artists from 28,000 to 32,000 years ago in the of France.
The in drawing ability could be because of hunting . Neanderthal man hunted animals that were easier to kill. Later humans hunted animals. This needed better hand-eye . Professor Coss said Neanderthal man could remember what looked like, but they could not use these mental images with the hand-eye coordination that is for drawing. Professor Coss said later used drawings to plan their . They used the drawings to discuss which of an animal's to target.