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Ghil Hoon, Cho Fine arts/3A 12/14/09 Prehistoric Arts 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. 6,500-1500 BP. 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. Historians work 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
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course HIST 2001 taught by Professor Jenny during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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