Finishing up our prehistoric unit
Kindergarteners are finished with the last 2 projects of our prehistoric art unit, clay fossils and cave paintings. This is a really fun unit - we do a lot of imagining! This little girl was laughing at the "rain" sound made by all the kids crumbling their paper - so cute!
The Venus of Hohle Fels
The Venus of Hohle Fels is an Upper Paleolithic Venus figurine dated to between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago, belonging to the early Aurignacian, and is the oldest undisputed example of Upper Paleolithic art and figurative prehistoric art in general.
Fourth and Fifth grade students are starting this year with the previously mentioned TIMELINE!! The timeline begins with the first form of art that we know, which is Prehistoric art or Cave art!! It is believed to be from about 32,000 years ago. They have found cave art on nearly every continent. During that time, they did not have crayons and markers like we have now, instead they would grind up stones and other natural materials to create their colors. Because they were only using natural…
Psychedelics Influenced the Origins of Prehistoric Cave Paintings? - Third Monk
Prehistoric cave paintings across the continents have similar geometric patterns not because early humans were learning to draw like Paleolithic pre-schoolers, but because they were using psychedelics, and their brains—like ours—have a biological predisposition to "see" certain patterns, especially during consciousness altering states.
Assignment: "Prehistoric Venus" Sculpture
*** The Venus of Willendorf (click on image for a larger view) Earlier this year we learned that the small sculpture known as The Venus of Willendorf was, until recently, the oldest known piece of sculpture in existence. A number of other "Venus" sculptures of similar age have been found, some even older. Today, you will do a bit of research about these sculptures in preparation for your next project. Your next project will be to create a small "Prehistoric Venus" sculpture. You will be…
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In more than 30 years as a cave explorer, photographer and guide, John Spies - an Australian based in Thailand - has visited 85 caves, discovered incredible formations, documented prehistoric cave art, ancient underworld burial grounds, Buddhist temples and strange eyeless forms of life. John Spies explores the ancient caves of Tham Lod in Pang Mapha, Thailand - Picture: John Spies / Barcroft Media
A woman's touch: Prehistoric cave paintings were made by women as well as men, scientists discover
For thousands of years, these artworks have been credited as the genius of cave men. Scientists believed these artistic visions were dreamed up and executed by male hands.