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Questions of Art History and Archaeology Prehistoric Art …in Africa and Europe
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,, 13509-2211142,00.html figurative representation
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Blombos Stone: Middle Paleolithic in Africa: non figurative
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Some Questions…… What? (material, scale, formal elements) How? (technique) Where? (Context) How old? (Date) Why? (Intention, function) Significance? (interpretation) “Biography of Object”?
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Paleolithic (“ old stone” age ) Lower: 2.5 million years-100.000 Middle: 100.000-40.000: humans chip stone for tools or weapons Upper: 40.000-8.000: symbolic expression What are we to make of the Blombos Stone find?
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Lascaux: 15.000-13.000BCE Hall of Bulls
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Lascaux Hall of Bulls
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Lascaux Horned bovine Study the drawing in OUTLINE
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Lascaux Study the use of SILHOUETTE AND SHADING-IMPARTS VOLUME AND THREE- DIMENSIONALITY
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