Ghil Hoon, Cho
The prehistoric Era is since Lower and Middle Paleolithic: c. 750,000-40,000 BP,
Upper Paleolithic: c. 40,000-10,000 BP, Mesolithic: c. 8,000-6,000 BP and Neolithic: c.
Prehistoric art can be several things, from megaliths to little stone figurines, to
paintings on the walls of caves.
The term “prehistoric” indicates that the culture that
produced the artwork did not have a written language.
Some of the more famous examples
are Stonehenge, the Nasca lines in Peru, and Lascaux Cave.
Prehistoric artifacts and artwork
can be found all over the world.
The study of prehistoric work includes the collaborative efforts of archaeologists,
historians, and art historians.
Each brings a particular skill to the table; archaeologists look at
tangible evidence, through examination of stones, minerals, bone, tusks, etc.
towards creating a chronology of evolution while the art historian studies the artwork in
relation to its culture.
However, in the case of prehistoric artwork, there simply is not enough