Stone Age Prehistoric Art
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Paleolithic Art (Old Stone Age)
30,000 BC - 10,000 BC ...
storage - The place or space for the safekeeping of objects not currently being exhibited; containment for books, tools, or other materials that might be needed in the future — later today or years from now.
Stone Age of Prehistoric Art
Western and Central Sudan
Western North Africa ...
menhir - A Stone Age monolith, uncut or roughly cut, standing singly or with others in rows or circles.
rock paintings, which have been discovered throughout the Sub-Saharan region (mainly in desert areas, where artwork is preserved by the arid climate), sometimes feature animals and (less commonly) humans. These works date to all phases of African history, some back to the Stone age.
The cave and rock art of the later Old Stone Age or Upper Paleolithic (which ended in about 10,000bc) is especially famous and has certain particular characteristics. In these oldersites, large pictures of animals are only rarely associated with human figures, whereas in more numerous.
~ peoples did not live in caves, except occasionally in cave mouths or natural rock shelters. All the major sites which we know of were special places, not human habitations. Magdalenian artists did produce work in the open air, six examples of which, all engravings, have survived.
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, rock painting, Stone Age, India In the history of art, prehistoric art is all art produced in preliterate cultures (prehistory), beginning somewhere in very late geological history. ... Image File history File links Bhimbetka. ...
The Paleolithic period, or Old Stone Age, was the longest phase of human history. Prehistoric periods are divided into three parts: Paleolithic (c. 35,000 - 8,000 BC); Mesolithic (c. 8,000 - 3,500 BC); Neolithic (c. 5,000 - 1,500 BC).
Cave art: See The Artist at Work section. Painting on the walls of caves dating from the Stone Age the best-known are in Alta Mira, Spain (discovered I 879) and Lascaux, southern France (discovered 1940). It has been speculated that they served a magical or ritual function.
Art forms predating recorded history, such as Old, Middle, and New Stone Ages. Often the only record of early cultures.
A one-piece mold into which clay is pressed or casting slip is poured.
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, rock painting, Stone Age, India
Eland, rock painting, Drakensberg, South Africa ...
Painting executed on cave walls and roofs - most executed during the Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) period from 2.5 million years ago, to the end of the last ice age c. 10,000 B.C.E.
Prehistoric Art - Art forms pre-dating recorded history, such as Old, Middle, and New Stone Ages.
Pre-Columbian - Art created in the America's by native people that pre-dates the discovery of the new world ...
It is clear that the monument served a purpose of some importance for these stone age people to divest so much of their energy into it. Most likely, they were a nature-worshipping society, and their altar stone probably served the purpose of animal sacrifices.
See also: What is the meaning of Painting, Sculpture, Renaissance, Expression, Plate?