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Prehistoric Art

Prehistoric Art

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will provide an overview of the prehistoric period.

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Terms to Know

The process of extracting parts of an idea or concept not specific or detailed.


The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and analysis of artifacts.


An object made by a human being, in particular an object of historical or cultural importance.

Memory Image

An image that remains in the mind of something previously experienced.


Early stage of prehistory characterized by the development of stone tools, sculpted figures, and paintings on cave walls.

Relief Sculpture

A sculpture technique that uses a process of cutting into a flat surface i.e. wood, stone or material, by chiseling or gouging.

Sculpture in the Round

A type of sculpture that is completely free-standing, not attached to a flat surface.