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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
    Dated 15,000-10,000 B.C.E.
    • Hall of Bulls, France
    Cave Paintings of Lascaux
  • 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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