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  • Upper Paleolithic Culture

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    Humans of the Upper Paleolithic era brought about numerous cultural innovations. In this time period we see the first art in the form of paintings in caves (Cyraboski). With the spark of creativity, the roaring fire of the first artistic cultural revolution was born. A wealth of new materials started making their way into the archeological record. For example, clay, used for pots and figurines, and bones, which were carved into beads and necklaces for personal adornment. The greatest culmination

  • The Upper Paleolithic Era

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    Background The Upper Paleolithic era – an era between 40,000 and 11,000 years ago – contained peoples in what is now France and Spain navigating pitch-black caves, painting on walls and ceilings pieces of artwork that would eventually become a part of the archaeological record. In 1987, Sophie de Beaune researched the Upper Paleolithic lamp – she and her team established typology, discovered how each type worked, and learned where and how each was used. These lamps were most commonly found in southwest

  • Upper Paleolithic Era: Development of Homo Sapiens Essay

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    used in tandem with the spear-thrower to cast at large mammal prey(stone). The blade technology magnified what could be produced with, “straight cutting edges for use by themselves or as part of compound tools while using very little raw material(Upper).” It also opened the floodgates to creating burins, which were rocks that possessed, “a sharp, angled point formed when a small flake is struck obliquely from the edge of a larger stone flake(stone).” From burins small, purposeful tools such as the

  • The Origins Of Behavioral Modernity

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    Earliest archeological findings for hominid art seems to be during the Upper Paleolithic Age with the Homo sapiens about 40,000 years ago. Older possible examples of art could be the incised ochre in the Blombos Caves; however, archeologists and anthropologists are still trying to decipher the reasoning behind the motifs on the walls of the cave and whether to attribute the motifs to early humans. Art created in the Upper Paleolithic Age have been found in Aurignacian Europe and the Levant, a large area

  • Prehistoric Man Has Endured Misinformation, Stereotypes, And A Lack Of Information

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    Prehistoric man has endured misinformation, stereotypes, and a lack of information. The Upper Paleolithic Epoch started 40,000 years ago and goes on until about 12,000 years ago and glacial ice was on the move. Periods of extreame cold were cycled with warmer weather. The habitats of humans and animals was undergoing great and significant changes. Herds of wooly mammoth were moving about, hunter-gathers were following. Through recent discoveries and expansions on old theories, prehistoric man began

  • The Grotte Chauvet-Pont D Arc

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    The Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc (Cave of Chauvet-Pont d’Arc) is located in the Ardèche region in southern France. It contains the earliest-known and best-preserved figurative drawings in the world, dating to the Aurignacian period, around 30,000–32,000 BC. A rock fall closed the cave approximately 20,000 years BC and was rediscovered in 1994 by a small team of cavers led by Jean-Marie Chauvet. The paintings portray numerous dangerous animal species that researchers believe were difficult to observe

  • The Unwritten History of Cave Paintings Essay

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    Religious stories and scientific theories have tried for thousands of years to accurately date the formation of man. However, in the 1860s, a new art was discovered that changed the view of human creation forever. This new insight was cave painting. Cave painting is a form of prehistoric art that dates back hundreds of thousands of years. Analysts are unable to specify the reasoning behind these paintings of objects on cave walls, but many theories have been formulated to surmise the rational

  • Prehistoric Cave Art

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    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

  • Chauvet Cave Art Analysis

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    many years. One of the many first parts of history, that was recorded as art its self was the "Lion Panel" in Chauvet Cave in, France. The artist of this painting is unknown. However, with recorded history, they do know that it was done in the upper Paleolithic period. This painting is not just only a work of art. It tells us or in a way captures a piece of how that time was, and what was meaningful to the artist at that time. When it comes to history it tells us about what animals were around, by the

  • Samurai : Strict Code Of Samurai

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    Bushido – strict code of samurai, one that honors Japanese traditions in relation to honor and loyalty (Dictionary.com) Hara-kiri or seppuku – killing or scarifying yourself to bring honor to their name when they are in a situation where death by their own sword is better than being capture by the enemy (Dictionary.com). Shogun – Military commander in Japanese history (Dictionary.com) Fool – a jester or entertainer for royalty to provide entertainment at any given time. Prologue – the back ground