It had forward-facing horns and a white stripe running down its spine. They had a whitish eelstripe and snout and big horns. University of Groningen. The Auroch is one of the few prehistoric animals to be commemorated in ancient cave paintings, including a famous drawing from Lascaux in France dating to about 17,000 years ago. STATISTICS. “Beef from organic primitive aurochs-like cattle is already sought after and sells for a high price per kilo, even by top chefs in Europe,” Kerkdijk-Otten avows. In January 2008, the bony core horn was unearthed in a mound near Holwerd by amateur-archaeologist Lourens Olivier from Ternaard. STATISTICS. The work by Charles Hamilton Smith is a copy of a painting owned by a merchant in Augsburg, which may date to the 16th century.