The Evolution of Paleolithic Art

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The Evolution of Paleolithic Art
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Scientific American
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Leroi-Gourhan, André
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Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc.
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English

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Cave Paintings ( local )
Caves ( local )
Prehistoric Art ( local )
Sculpture ( local )
Engraving ( local )
Animal Figurines ( local )
Rectangles ( local )
Abstract Art ( local )
Animals ( local )
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Abstract:
The earliest forms of art, at least among those art forms that can be dated with any certainty, were created in Europe between 30,000 and 10,000 B.C. They belong to a time before the oldest civilizations and the earliest agriculture-the Upper Paleolithic period at the end of the last continental glaciation. Paleolithic art has manifested itself in two principal forms: engraved or sculptured objects found by the thousands in excavations from the Urals to the Atlantic, and the awe-inspiring decorations of more than 100 caves in France and Spain. It has now been studied for nearly a century, and such caves as Lascaux and Altamira have become as well known as the most famous art works of historic times.
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Scientific American, Vol. 218, no. 2 (1968-02).

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