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- Introduction to Humanities
- Prehistoric Culture
Paleolithic (Old Stone) ca. 6 million to 10,000 b.c.e.
Tribal hunters and gatherers
Crude stone and bone tools and weapons
Cave painting and sculpture
- Mesolithic (Transitional Stone) ca. 10,000 to 8,000 b.c.e.
Domestication of plants and animals
- Neolithic (New Stone) ca. 8,000 to 4,000 b.c.e.
Farming and food production
Polished stone and bone tools and weapons
Pottery and weaving
- Prehistory may be defined as that period prior to written records.
- Cave paintings
- Hall of Bulls, France
- Great Black Bull at Lascaux
Paleolithic wall-paintings provide a visual record of such long-extinct animals as the hairy mammoth and the woolly rhinoceros.
- What were the purpose and function of these vivid images?
- The depiction of the animal, that is, its capture on the cave wall, may have been essential to the hunt itself.
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