Symbolism of Early Humans,see the file, please.

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3 questions:

1. Why did earlier humans begin making art? What other human anatomical and cultural
changes occurred around the same time? Reference the websites you investigated to
answer the question.

2. Why don't we see this same type of symbolic expression with earlier hominins such
as Homo erectus?

3. Which of the examples of Upper Paleolithic art was most interesting and evocative to you
personally? Why?

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Art and Symbolism of Early Humans

Instructions

Visit these sites to take a visual journey through the fascinating world of art and symbol use by early
humans. Learn about the caves of Lascaux and Chauvet, as well as the great variety of early Venus
figurines. Find out more about rock art. Finally, answer some reflective questions about the meaning
of art.
Introduction to Upper Paleolithic Art (Smithsonian Human Origins)
http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/behavior/art-music
Lascaux and Chauvet caves: Famous french cave art sites
http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/
http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/chauvet/en/
Sculpture including the "Venus" figurines
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/sculpture/gallery.php

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/archaeology/artifacts/venusfigurines.html
African Rock Art
http://www.africanrockart.org/rockafrica/main.html
Although much of the rock art of this site is from more recent periods, it gives a sense of the
imagination and skill of early artists. Click on the link to the Photo Gallery for some great images.