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  • Cave Paintings At Vallon Pont D'arc
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    At the foot of a cliff in the Ard " ec he Gorges, in south-eastern France, amateur speleologists discovered the world's oldest painted prehistoric cave. Discovered on December 18, 1994, this cave features art that dates back thirty-one thousand years. Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps and Christian Hilaire, were the amateurs who discovered the cave that has come to be known simply as the Chauvet cave. The explorers were in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France some thirty feet below ground. While...
  • Cave Paintings At Lascaux
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    The Cave of Lascaux and Cave Art Cave paintings might possibly be the oldest known form of communication that exists today. Cave paintings date back to a period of time called the Paleolithic Age. The Paleolithic Age took place from 40,000 to 10,000 B.C. Prehistoric Age is divided into three parts: Paleolithic being the earliest, Mesolithic being the middle at 10,000 B.C. and Neolithic Age being the latest at 8,000 B.C. During the Paleolithic Age it is believed that the cave paintings at Lascaux...
  • Paleolithic Art And Cave Paintings Paleolithic Art
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    Paleolithic art and cave paintings Paleolithic Art, was produced from about 32,000 to 11,000 years ago, which is during the Stone Age. It is characterized by two main categories: first of all, by portable pieces, like small figurines or decorated objects, and second of all, by cave art. The portable art was carved out of bone, antler, stone, or modeled in clay. It has mostly been found in Europe, Northern Africa, and Siberia. Cave art however, was discovered mostly in northern Spain and southern...
  • Cave Paintings
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    Kristine McCarthy October 1, 2000 Cinematic Aspects of Cave Art by Edward Watchel I think Watchel formed a very good, accurate arguement in saying that cave paintings are cinematic. Much like movies, when cave paintings are seen in a certain way they show qualities that can be seen as cinematic. Once you look at cave paintings under a firelight things are seen much differently. They seem to move, disappear, reap per, and even change shape and color, just like a movie. When seen in this light the...
  • Late Neolithic Cultures From 4500 3250 B.C.
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    The history of the Iberian Peninsula (today's Spain and Portugal) is busy with migrations, invasions, and the involvement of various people groups. For perspective, Site Timeline records the date of the appearance of Earth as 4.5 billion B.C., the extinction of dinosaurs along with the appearance of primates as 65 million B.C., the first motion picture starring Raquel Welch in 1 million B.C. (this timeline has a sense of humor), and the first anatomically modern humans appear in Africa and migra...
  • Ancient Society The Art Of Paint
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    Prehistoric paintings were often descriptive of an important event or story though, it is also said that many cave dwellers used paintings as decorations. Unlike today painters of early civilizations and cave dwellers had to manufacture their own paint by grinding colored materials such as plants and clay into powder and then adding water. In ancient society the art of paint-making and painting was often taken to the grave by the master. In Europe some such cave paintings have been found that da...

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