Pre-historic – paleolithic, mesolithic, neolithic

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  • Pre-historic paleolithic, mesolithic, neolithic
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  • Cave discoveries 1876 Altamira 1994 Chauvet contemporary with venus of willendorf ( but not the same place) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtogFCAjK Qs
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  • Waterworn pebble resembling human face, Makapansgat, South Africa. 3,000,000 BCE
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  • Woman (or Venus) from Willendorf 30,000 25,000 BC Limestone - 4.5
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  • Womans head from Brassempouy, France 22,000 BCE - Ivory - 1.5
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  • Man from Brno (Czech Republic) 30,000 25,000 BCE Ivory - 8
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  • Spotted horses and negative hand imprints Perch-Merle, Lot, Fr 22,000 BCE 112 long
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  • Rhinoscerous, wounded man, and disemboweled bison Lascaus, Fr 15000-13000 BCE
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  • Mother Goddess from Laussel, Dordogne, France 22,000 19,000 BCE stone - 18.5
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  • Mesolithic Ice caps melt = new geography and climate change Agriculture and domesticated (even dogs) The Mediteranian Area becomes important
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  • Group of figures 8000 BC engraving on rock - Sicily
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  • Head from Jericho, Jordan 7000 6000 BCE human skull, colored plaster and shell
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  • Dancing Hunter, Turkey 5800 BCE
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  • Man from Cernavoda, Romania 4000 3500 BCE Clay 4.5
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  • Early civilzation
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  • Vase from Urka, Iraq 3500 3000 BCE Alabaster 3
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  • Female Head from Urka, Iraq 3500 3000 BCE marble 8
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  • Statuettes from Tell Asmar, Iraq 2750 2650 Gypsum 23 28
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  • Sound box of a harb, Ur 2685 BCE Wood with gold, lapis lazuli, and shell inlay 17
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  • Head of an Akkadian ruler, Iraq 2300 2200 Bronze 12
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  • Victory Stele of Naramsin 2300 -2200 BCE Pink sandstone 6 8
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  • Stele of Hammurabi, Iran 1760 BCE Basalt 7 4
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  • Male torse, Harappa 2300 1750 BCE limestone 3.5
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  • Egypt ca 3000bce Nile life giving - trade, transportation, rural community Less concerned with the temporal transitory world. Interested in eternal present.
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  • Palette of Narmer, Hierakonpolis 3200 BCE Slate 25
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  • Relationship between Body and Spirit Ka accompanied human in life and death Akh effective personality of person left the body to dwell in the heavens after death Ba ghost that could move back and forth from dead body
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  • Rahotep and Nofret, Medum 2580 BCE Painted limestone 3 11
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  • Mycerinus and his queen, Giza 2600 BCE Grey Wacke 4 8
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  • Egyptian Canon
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  • Entrance to tomb of Mereuka, Saqqara, Egypt 2400 BCE painted limestone
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  • Tomb of Ti Hippopotamus hunt
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  • Tomb of Ti going to the river with cattle
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  • Scribe, Saqqara 2600 BCE Painted Limestone 21
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  • New Kingdom Wealthy and expansion west and east No pyramids instead rock cut tombs
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  • Senmut with Princess Nefrua 1470 - granite
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  • Hatshepsut with offering jars Red granite, 8 1470 BCE
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  • Ostracon with drawing of a tumbler, Turin 1180 BCE limestone 7
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  • Banquet, from tomb of Netamun, Thebes 1400 BCE Painted stucco
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  • Akhenaten, Karnak 1375 BCE sandstone 13
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  • Nefertiti 1360 BCE Painted Limestone 19
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  • Tutankhamen 1320 BCE gold with inlays of enamel and precious stone
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  • Temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel 1257 BCE 65
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  • Atlantid
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  • Mentuemhet 650 BCE - granite
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  • Assyria Dominant power in W. Asia, ruthlesss, iron weapons, perpetual warfare
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  • Lamassu, Khorsabad 720 BCE Limestone 13 10
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  • Lion Released and Killed, Nineveh 650 BCE limestone
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  • Man with lion cub, Khorsabad 720 BCE Limestone 15 5
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  • The Americas
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  • Colossal monolithic head, Tenochtitlan 400 BCE basalt 5 10
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  • Raimondi Stele Peru 1 st millenium Bce Diorite 6
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  • Wrestler, S maria Uxpanapan 400 BCE basalt 26
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  • Mantle from Paracas, Peru 200 BCE wool