o Paleolithic Period "Old Stone Age"
Old and primitive period
Artwork consisted of cave paintings
Average life expectancy was about 20 years
o Neolithic Period "New Stone Age"
Begins around 9,000BC
o Allows people luxury of staying in one place; stability and performance
o Cornerstone of civilization
o Wigwam, Huts, Lean-to's
o Native American Indians were considered "Neolithic"
o Spears, Bows and Arrows
o Hallmark of luxury, stability, and permanence
Pottery clay art
o Bowls and containers
o Exquisite decoration
Aesthetics the love of beauty, the need for beauty
o Separates man from the animals
Writing and reading
Division of labor farmers, merchants, kings, priest, etc.
Before civilization, there was just shamanism
Great Wall, Coliseum
o Cradles of Civilization
Cannot trace civilization back any further
All started around same time
Alls started independently
Mesopotamia present day Iraq
Composed of two separated and distinct cradles of civilization
Chapter 2 Egyptian Art
o Egypt Latin named coined by Romans
o Around 2,800-2,200BC
o Originally divided into tow separated kingdoms
o Around 3,000BC two kingdoms merged into one
Remained intact for 3,000 years
o Pg. 49 Palette of King Narmar
Celebrated reunion of two kingdoms
Narmar is the legendary founder of Egypt... [continues]
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