Anthropology 2100 Lecture 2: Lecture 2

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Lascaux: created 17,000 years ago by hunters and gathers, famous decorated cave known for cave art, primarly used for painting and engraving naturalistic images of animals. The dorgogne region in france: located in the vereze valley, located by many other paleolithic area. Map of the vezere valley showing lascaux and other paleolithic sites. Magdalenian period: cultural differences variation in bone and tone tools found in sites and the artwork produced. Sandstone cliffs bordering the vezere valley: discovered in 1940 form students exploring steep cliffs, brought it to their teacher who told authorities. The parietal (wall) art: three types of images, animals, 6,000 representations of animals at lascaux, including drawings, paintings and engravings, don"t reflect what they were hunting and eating. Image of a horse at lascaux with an incised outline: painting done in three ways, brush or swab to apply paint, spraying it on cave wall by blowing paint with mouth.

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