Art 101: Prehistoric through Medieval Art
Spring 2003

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Date Due: February 3, 2003

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Worksheet #1
Chapter 1: Prehistoric Art

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What are your observations about the images found in the cave?

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How old do scientists believe these cave paintings to be? Briefly describe the process by which experts have come to this conclusion.

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Numerous theories have been proposed as to the possible purposes early man may have had for creating such works. What are some of these proposed theories? What is the reasoning or basis behind them?

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Do you agree or disagree with any of these theories in particular? Why?

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What purposes do you think early man might have had for these artworks? Explain.

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