The cave is famous for its Upper Paleolithic paintings of wild animals (mammals) and human hands . Altamira was the first cave where prehistoric paintings were discovered .
The cave paintings at Lascaux are mostly pictures of large animals. There are also some carvings of animals to be seen. In total there are more than 1000 images in the cave system. There are also a few images of people, most notably in a sequence that seems to represent a bison hunt.