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Quiz 1 study guide - • Venus of Willendorf • 28,000 BC...

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Unformatted text preview: • Venus of Willendorf • 28,000 BC • Civ./Period: Paleolithic • Material: limestone • Seen as a symbol of fertility due to large breasts and accentuated feminine figure. Very healthy given her weight. Head is covered in plaited headdress, possibly a royal figure? • Venus of Laussel • 25,000 BC • Civ/Period: Paleolithic • Material: limestone • Significance: holds a horn or cornucopia in one hand with 13 notches, possibly symbolizing the 13 menstrual cycles in a year. Her hand on her abdomen and prominent breasts indicate that she could be a fertility figure. Her faceless head is looking at the horn, indicating that it is over importance. Discovered by a physician in France. • Cave of Lascaux • 15,000 BC • Civ./Period: Paleolithic • Located in Lascaux, France • Most of the images are of animals and humans, painted on using mineral pigments. “The Crossed Bison” is used as an example of how skilled Paleolithic artists were. The crossed hind legs give the image depth, and creates the illusion that the bison is closer to us than the bison next to it. Some of the abstract and geometric images may refer to star charts or other astronomical occurrences. • Catal Hoyuk • 6000 BC • Civ/Period: Neolithic • Located in Catal Hoyuk, Turkey • Famous for its large and dense population. Large wall paintings all source of interest. Excavation reveals that Anatolia was the cultural center for the Neolithic interest....
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Quiz 1 study guide - • Venus of Willendorf • 28,000 BC...

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