ANP 264 3.12.08 - ANP 264 Great Discoveries in Archaeology...

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ANP 264 Great Discoveries in Archaeology Lecture Outline (Mar. 12) I. What is rock art? (4 questions) a. What forms does it take? i. Always placed on stone (ROCK art) ii. Portable/mobiliary-images on stones that can be carried by hand iii. Parietal-images placed on the side or surface of some difficult to move or immovable stone outcropping (boulders, cliffs, etc) iv. Petroform- placement of stones/boulders to form an image b. How old is it? c. Who made it? d. What does it mean? What forms does it take? (how does is occur?) How old is it? Who made it? What does it mean? II. Forms of rock art (3 types) a. Portable art/ mobiliary- images on stones that can be carried by hand i. Venus Figurines- no images of faces 1. Venus of Willendorf a. found in Austria b. 25-30 thousand years ago (KYA) 2. Venus of Dolni Vestonice a. 28-36 KYA b. Czechoslovakia 3. Venus of Gagarino a. Date unknown b. Ukraine Who made them? Made by a variety of cultures during the Upper Paleolithic time period in Europe and northern Africa Ca. 25-35 KYA ago What do they mean? Research suggests that the enhanced female figure is associated with ideas of
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ANP 264 3.12.08 - ANP 264 Great Discoveries in Archaeology...

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