February 23
Prehistoric Beginnings

 

 

Cave Painter

Cave Painter?
http://www.cartoonstock.com/cartoonview.asp?start=7&search=main&catref=rsan8&MA_Artist=&MA_
Category=&ANDkeyword=caveman+painting&ORkeyword=&TITLEkeyword=&NEGATIVEkeyword=

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prehistoric Period
4 million BCE
Humans begin to walk erect, on two feet
2 million BCE
Earliest tools made
100,000 BCE
Modern humans appear

Paleolithic Era
50,000 - 10,000 BCE

Paleolithic Sculptor

Paleolithic sculptor
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=b4bb0ea05a26f6ba&q=%22paleolithic
%20man%22&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522paleolithic%2Bman%2522%26um%3D1
%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN


 
More advanced tools
 
Burials become more complex
 
Humans migrate out of Africa
 
Modern language developed
 
Humans begin to make art
Neolithic Era
10,000 - 2300 BCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Altamira Bison

Bison from the Altamira Cave, Spain. c. 15,000 - 10,000 BCE.
http://expasy.org/spotlight/images/sptlt046.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wounded Bison

Wounded Bison, Cave painting. c. 15,000 - 10,000 B.C. Altamira, Spain
Saura Ramos, Pedro A. The Cave of Altamira. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998) 67.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing Altamira

Viewing Altamira
http://100swallows.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/replica-altamira.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hall of the Bulls

The Great Hall of Bulls.  Lascaux, France.  c. 19,000 BCE.
http://www.brekka.net/images/268_SA_Bulls.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Shaft of the Dead Man

Shaft of the Dead Man.  Lascaux, France. c. 19,000 BCE.
http://www.markville.ss.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/projects/classof2008/chong2/edwards/lascauxwellscene.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand print from Chauvet

Hand stencil from Chauvet Cave, France.  c. 28,000 BC
http://www.beyondexquisite.com/ChauvetCave-handstencil.jpg

 

Virtual Tour of Chauvet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chauvet Felines

Felines from Chauvet Cave.  c. 28,000 BCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How?

 

Early Painter

Early Painter?

 

The Cave of Lascaux

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why?

 

Lascaux Horse

Horse with arrows.  Lascaux, France.  c. 19,000 BCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venus of Willendorf

Woman of Willendorf.  c. 25,000 – 20,000 BCE.  4 3/8” high. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venus of Willendorf side view

Woman of Willendorf
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Venus_of_Willendorf_right.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moravian Hairstyles

Possible Moravian Hairstyles
http://www.iabrno.cz/agalerie/pavlova.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prehistoric Venuses

Woman of Willendorf and Woman of Lespugue (front and back view).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engraved Ochre

Engraved Ochre from Blombos Cave, South Africa.  c. 75,000 BCE.  Length 4".
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/images/blombos-cave.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neolithic Period
c. 10,000 BCE
Humans move away from hunting and gathering to an agrarian lifestyle

Catal Huyuk

Catal Huyuk
http://lh3.ggpht.com/tessellar/R1BLpUfNLJI/AAAAAAAADz4/VZWf0-k6YyQ/s800/Catal+Huyuk2.jpg

 
Live in larger groups
 
Develop basic crop growing techniques and domestication of animals
 
Established permanent dwellings/ architecture
 
Developed written language
c. 5000 BCE
Fired clay pottery appears

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neolithic pottery

Neolithic Chinese Pot  c. 3500 BC
http://www.albertomanuelcheung.com/Neolithic%20Machiayao%20Jar.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stonehenge

Stonehenge.  Wiltshire, England.  c. 2000 BCE.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Stonehenge_back_wide.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stonehenge

Stonehenge.  Wiltshire, England.  c. 2000BCE.
http://www.yorku.ca/lbianchi/sts3700b/stonehenge.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stonehenge Diageram

Stonehenge diagram
http://abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/images/stonehenge_map.jpg