ANP_264_Lecture_17__paleolithic_art_and_ - Portable Venus of

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ANP 264 G REAT D ISCOVERIES IN A RCHAEOLOGY T, TH 3:00 – 4:20 C107 M C D ONEL H ALL Lecture 17 (paleolithic art and sculpture) I. What is rock art? (4 questions) a. What forms does it take? b. How old is it? c. Who made it? d. What does it mean? II. Forms of rock art (3 types) a. Portable art a.i. Venus Figurines b. Parietal Art (2 types) b.i. Pictographs b.ii. Petroglyphs c. Petroforms/Geoglyphs III. Upper Paleolithic Rock Art a. The world of 12 to 35 KYA b. Lascaux Cave c. Other cave sites c.i. Chauvet c.ii. Alta Mira c.iii. Cosquer d. Dating Methods e. Theories about meaning Always placed on stones - Portable/mobiliary – images on stone that can be carried by hand - Parietal – images placed on the side or surface of some difficult to move or immovable stone cropping (boulders, cliffs, etc) - Petroforms/Geoglyphs – use or exposure of soils are/or stone to produce images
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Unformatted text preview: Portable Venus of Willendorf-Austria o 25-30 KYA Venus of Dolni Vestonice-Czechoslavakia o 28-36 KYA Venus of Gagarino-Ukraine o Unknown Date Made by – a variety of cultures during the Upper Paleolithic time period in Europe and northern Africa Spring Semester 2010 ANP 264 G REAT D ISCOVERIES IN A RCHAEOLOGY T, TH 3:00 – 4:20 C107 M C D ONEL H ALL-25 to 35 KYA The enhanced female figure is associated with ideas of fertility. Fertility = Venus – Roman goddess of love McCoid and McDermott observed-Figures are clearly distorted views of female form-They asked: where did this view come from Spring Semester 2010...
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