This lesson covers prehistoric art from the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages. It focuses on cave art (Pech-Merle, Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc, Lascaux) and carved figures (Woman of Willendorf) from the Paleolithic period and megalithic architecture (Stonehenge) from the Neolithic period.

Adapting Materials

For ease of adapting the materials, editable files are provided. Under additional files, you can download the presentation in PowerPoint and the reading list and sketchbook assignment in Word.


This Art Appreciation OER was adapted from existing resources by Marie Porterfield Barry for the Fall 2019 semester as part of East Tennessee State University’s Open Educational Resources (OERs) Awards Program.