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.
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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.
Porterfield, Marie. 2020. "Lesson 03: Prehistory - Our Connection to the History of Humankind Before Text." Art Appreciation Open Educational Resource. Johnson City: East Tennessee State University.
Lesson 03 Presentation in PowerPoint
03-Prehistory-Our-Connection-to-Humankind-Before-Text-Reading-List.docx (13 kB)
Lesson 03 Reading List in Word
03-Prehistory-Our-Connection-to-the-History-of-Humankind-Before-Text-Sketchbook-Assignment.docx (11 kB)
Lesson 03 Sketchbook Assignment in Word