Well, there are many ideas of why prehistoric humans might have made cave paintings, but nobody real knows why. Some reasons are because of decorations, capturing “magical powers”, to honor the ‘spirits’, or used for ceremonies. Also, scientists think they were used for ceremonies because scientists sang in places with cave paintings and places without cave paintings and the places with cave paintings sounded louder. In addition, cave paintings weren’t just found when you enter a cave, but they were found deep in a caves in many different rooms. Also, the cave paintings weren’t only found down were people could reach, but instead very high on ceilings and walls, too. Scientists believe that prehistoric people used scaffolding to reach those places.