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Prehistoric Cave Art
Transcript of Prehistoric Cave Art
As long as there have been
people, there has been art.
The need to create has always
been a driving force among
people. In this lesson you will
look at prehistoric art. This is
art dating back to the time
before people kept written
Paleolithic or "Old Stone Age" is a term used to define the oldest period in the human history. The Paleolithic began about 2 million years ago, from the use of the first stone tools and ended with the close of the last ice age about 13,000 BCE.
This painting was created between 15,000 and 10,000 BCE
in Lascaux, France.
Lascaux is a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village
of Montignac. Click on the following link to
take a virtual tour of the Lascaux Cave.
After looking at the cave art images give an example of how this graffiti image is like prehistoric cave art. Give an example of how it is different.