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Prehistoric Art. Pictograph: Painting on a surface like a cave wall. Petroglyph: Design carved into rock or other surface. Kentucky Rock Art. Cave of Lascaux, France. Discovered by four boys in 1940. Caves are filled with pictographs and petroglyphs of hundreds of animals.

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Pictograph:

Painting on a surface like a cave wall.

Petroglyph:

Design carved into rock or other surface.


Kentucky

Rock Art


Cave of Lascaux, France

Discovered by four boys in 1940.

Caves are filled with pictographs and petroglyphs of hundreds of animals.


There are almost 600 pictures of animals, mostly horses.

Other animals painted are stags, bulls, bison, and ibex.

Only one man is painted.


Why did they paint the cave? What do the paintings mean?

Just the animals that were around at that time.

Instructions on how to hunt or not to hunt.

The cave was used for religious ceremonies.

Painting were for good luck in hunting.

PowerPoint created by Amy J McCray, WKU Anthropology Undergrad. 2005.


References
References paintings mean?

  • Coy, Fred, Thomas C. Fuller, Larry G. Meadows, and James L. Swauger. Rock Art of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2003.

  • Google Images. 1 December 2005. <http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&q=>

  • The Caves of Lascaux. 1 May 2005.

    <http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/>


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