Chapter One – Think About It Crosscurrent.docx - Michelle Mathew Professor Mayhan Arts-1303 88448 Date Refer to fig 1-11 and 1-21 Although we have

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Michelle Mathew Professor Mayhan Arts-1303 - 88448 Date (11/3/19) Refer to fig. 1-11 and 1-21 Although we have limited information about the meanings prehistoric people associated with sacred spaces, art historians and archaeologists have linked these two famous sites with specific social practices and rituals. Discuss and compare current interpretations of Lascaux and Stonehenge, evidence as well as conclusions. The Lascaux caves were discovered in 1940 in the Dordogne region in southwestern France and estimated to be up to 20,000 years old. The caves were considered to be sacred and largely famous for its cave paintings. The Lascaux caves contains paintings mainly of large
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Unformatted text preview: animals that were once native to that area. The over 600 paintings found in these caves represent the work of a complex society. The Stonehenge, built about 5,000 years ago, is probably the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. The Stonehenge is a ring of upright stones found in Wiltshire, England. It is one of the most complex henge’s from the Neolithic period. It took eight different phases to construct this enormous monument. The Stonehenge had begun as a cemetery site for cremation burials. Art History vol. I. 6th ed., e-book, Stokstad, Marilyn, Cothren, Michael. Pearson, 2016...
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