A Primitive Map?

 

 

The picture above was taken as a line drawing from Michael Shafer’s book ‘An Eye for a Horse’.  It shows a typical primaeval heavy tundra horse, as drawn by Palaeolithic man in caves at Les Combarelles in the Dordogne.

 

I have speculated about what is drawn superimposed on the horse, and believe that it might be an early map, showing where horses may be found (and caught for a good meat supply) at a certain time of year.

 

Look at the annotated picture below, and see if you agree.

 

 

 

The problem is:  is this really what the original artist drew, or how a more recent one interpreted it?

 

 

Reference:

 

Schafer, M., 1980, An Eye for a Horse, London: J.A.Allen and Company.