usually depict hunting, dancing, horse and
social life during the long period of time. Animals such as bison, tiger,
rhinoceros, wild boar, elephants, monkeys, antelopes, lizards, peacocks,
etc. have been abundantly depicted in the rock shelters. Popular religious
and ritual symbols also occur frequently. The colours used by the cave
dwellers were prepared by combining manganese, hematite, soft red stone
and wooden charcoal. Perhaps, animal fat and extracts of leaves were also
used in the mixture. The superimposition of paintings shows that the same
canvas was used by different people at different times.
                       Location of Bhimbetka caves