The First Cave Paintings were discovered in 1896 in the Altamira Cave in Santander, Spain. They are called the Bisons of the Altamira Cave. The early cave men told stories using art. When they first created art, there was no paint or brushes or canvas. They had to work with twigs or leaves as brushes and different types of dirt and berries for paint. Human occupation was limited to the cave mouth, although paintings were created throughout the length of the cave. The artists exploited the natural contours of the cave walls to give their subjects a three-dimensional effect. These paintings include abstract shapes in addition to animal subjects.