LATIN TERMS TO KNOW PALEO “old” MESO “middle / between” NEO “new” LITH “stone”
Woman from Willendorf, Austria Woman from Laussel, France
Venus (Woman) of Brassempouy About 22,000 years old About 1 ½” tall Carved from Ivory One of the first depicting an accurate (yet abstracted) face
Caves of ALTAMIRA (Spain) Discovered in 1879 – some of the first discovered Were originally considered fakes, but mineral deposits would’ve taken 1000s of years to accumulate Mostly Bison from a profile view
Caves of Lascaux (France) The most extensively decorated caves
Caves of Lascaux (France) Magnificent gallery known as the HALL OF BULLS
Caves of Lascaux (France) Denotes the CONCEPT of a BULLusing TWISTED PERSPECTIVE
Caves of Lascaux (France) W T F ? ? ?
The Chauvet Cave Discovered in 1994 – named after the exploration leader, Jean-Marie Chauvet Using c-14 dating, found that these were 15,000 years OLDER than Altamira!! Lions and bears depicted, but never part of the Paleolithic diet Animals are depicted NATURALISTICALLY
Mr. Curless’s “SPECIAL CAVES”…. The Oldest? The First One Found? The Most Extensive? Chauvet Cave (France) Altamira (Spain) Lascaux (France)
Two Bison reliefs made of clay (each about 2’ long) Le Tuc d’Audoubert, France, ca. 15000-10000 BCE
Jomon Cooking Vessel (made in Japan) 10,000-8,000 BCE MESOLITHIC PERIOD
STONEHENGE(ca. 2550-1660 BCE) Built in Salisbury Plain, England Created in 3 phases over a 1,000 years Keyed up with astronomical events, such as the Summer Solstice… when the Sun rises directly over the Heel Stone as seen from the Altar Stone Menhirs, Megaliths… BIG STONES!