The ‘Tectiform Recess’ at El Castillo cave, Spain, 35,000 BC
In El Castillo cave are found tectiforms; that is, geometric rectangles in red ochre and associated with lines of dots.
What I notice is that although we seem to view these structures from “above” the “sides” of the buildings or enclosures are also represented Thus we have a “plan” view and an elevation. This is common in children’s drawings, who have not been taught to draw using techniques of 3-D perspective. Remember what a “big deal” the discovery of 3-D perspective was during the Rennaisance?
Above: We see the slide (and the girl) from above, but buildings and interiors as elevations.
This part appears to be about controlling the path of either humans or animals, similar to a cattle drive in which a disorganized herd is narrowed by being led into / between structures- or fences – forming a manageable group. Or, the dots could be people entering a “dance plaza” from different directions. A procession…