Earliest Art by Humans - Prehistoric Art
Did some revision of art history recently (seems part of information have been faded out in my mind:D) Generally, Prehistoric Art is all art from the Paleolithic Era (Old Stone Age) about 2.5 million to 2000 B.C.E.
Paleolithic Era (2,500,000 - 10,000 BCE) A Hunter-Gatherer Culture
🔸 Lower Paleolithic (2,500,000 - 200,000 BCE)
🔸 Middle Paleolithic (200,000 - 40,000 BCE)
🔸 Upper Paleolithic (40,000 - 10,000 BCE)
Chauvet Cave, Ardèche Gorge, France
Wall Painting with Horses, Rhinoceroses, and Aurochs, 30000 BCE -28000 BCE
Paint on limestone
c. 15,000-10,000 BC
Mesolithic Era (Europe) Mostly Hunter-Gatherer, with fishing and the beginnings of farming
🔸 c.10,000 - 4,000 BCE: Northern and Western Europe
🔸 c.10,000 - 7,000 BCE: Southeast Europe
🔸 c.10,000 - 8,000 BCE: Middle East & Rest of World
The Dance of Cogul.
10,000-7,000 BCE El Cogul Caves
Roca dels Moros, Catalonia, Spain.
Rock engraving/carving of a prone antelope, at Tin Taghirt, Tassili n'Ajjer.
Neolithic Era (Europe) A Farming and Agricultural lifestyle
🔸 c.4,000 - 2,000 BCE: Northern and Western Europe
🔸 c.7,000 - 2,000 BCE: Southeast Europe
🔸 c.8,000 - 2,000 BCE: Middle East & Rest of World
Unknown, Greece, Cycaldes, Europe
Cup, 2700 BCE -2200 BCE Marble
Unknown, Greece, Crete, Europe
Jar, 1450 -1400 B.C. Terracotta
B.C.E.-before the Common Era
A.D.=Anno Domini (the year of our Lord)
C.E.=Common Era (Christian Era)
c. or ca.=circa