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Prehistoric Cave Art

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Nella Shope
Professor Mathew Jacob
Humanistic Traditions 2210
5 September 2015

Tracing Out the Legacy of Prehistoric Human Existence

Looking at cave art today, we see some of our earliest ancestors. Viewing and studying cave art allows us, today, to look back in time and see how our primitive ancestors perceived the world (“Prehistoric Cave Art”).
No one truly knows when cave painting first began, but “one theory links the evolution of Stone Age art to the arrival of anatomically modern humans in Europe during the period of the Upper Paleolithic (“Stone Age Cave Painting”).” With that theory in mind, cave art pretty much started around the same time with the movement and relocation of the Neanderthal man (“Stone Age Cave Painting”), which
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