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1/7Mesolithic ArtDuring the Mesolithic period, humans developed cave paintings,engravings, and ceramics to re±ect their daily lives.Learning ObjectivesCompare and contrast the Mesolithic period with the Paleolithic andNeolithic periodsKey TakeawaysKey PointsThe Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age is an archaeological term usedto describe speci²c cultures that fall between the Paleolithic andthe Neolithic Periods.The use of small chipped stone tools called microliths andretouched bladelets are the key factor to identify the Mesolithic asa prehistoric period.Mesolithic people likely continued the art forms developed duringthe Upper Paleolithic Period, including cave paintings andengravings , small sculptural artifacts , and early megalithicarchitecture.The most extensive collection of Mesolithic rock art has beenfound on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. These paintingsconsist of human and animal ²gures in scenes of hunting andearly agricultural activities, such as collecting honey.A Mesolithic pendant excavated in England bears strikingsimilarities with contemporary pendants produced in Denmark.Whether this points to intercultural contact or travel across vastexpanses is unclear.Unknown datePrehistoric ArtThe Mesolithic Period
4/28/2020The Mesolithic Period | Boundless Art History2/7Key TermsMicrolith:A small stone tool.Mesolithic:A prehistoric period that lasted between 10,000 and5,000 BC.Megalith:A construction involving one or several roughly hewnstone slabs of great size.The Mesolithic Period, or Middle Stone Age, is an archaeological termdescribing speci±c cultures that fall between the Paleolithic and theNeolithic Periods. While the start and end dates of the MesolithicPeriod vary by geographical region, it dated approximately from 10,000BCE to 8,000 BCE.

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