Old Stone Age
New Stone Age
Middle Stone Age
Big Stone Age
Dozens of years.
A few hundred years.
Several thousand years.
Three to five years.
Building up forms out of clay.
Cutting into stone blocks or walls.
Neither building up forms out of clay nor cutting into stone blocks or walls.
Building up forms out of clay and cutting into stone blocks or walls.
The estate owner.
The estate owner's son.
The estate owner's daughter.
The estate owner's servant.
The estate owner's wife.
300 to 400 years old.
5,000 to 6,000 years old.
50,000 to 75,000 years old.
13,000 to 14,000 years old.
20,000 to 25,000 years old.
They are dead.
They are portrayed in a herd.
They do not stand on a common ground line.
They are separate images, and some are portrayed in an aerial view.
Both C and D.
A line on the wall.
A line on the ground.
A painted or carved baseline on which figures rest.
In every painting.
The horns are in profile but the bodies are frontal.
The bodies are in profile but the horns are frontal.
The body and horns are shown in profile.
The bodies are shown from aerial view but the horns are in profile.
Metalwork and painting.
Weaving and metalwork.
5 feet high.
13 feet high.
18 feet high.
28 feet high.
50 feet high.
A wall painting.
A material, image, or object found in the everyday environment and incorporated into a work of art.
A pointed tool used for engraving or incising.
A bas relief.
A terracotta tablet.
Spotted horses and negative hand imprints, wall painting in the cave at Pech-Merle, Lot, France, ca. 22,000 BCE. Paleolithic.
Rhinoceros, wounded man, and disemboweled bison, painting in the well, Lascaux, Dordogne, France, ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE. Paleolithic.
Aurochs, horses, and rhinoceroses, wall painting in Chauvet Cave, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, Ardèche, France, ca. 30,000–28,000 or ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE. Paleolithic.
Hall of the Bulls (left wall), Lascaux, Dordogne, France, ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE. Paleolithic.
Human figure, from Çatal Höyük, Turkey. Neolithic.
Human figure, from Ain Ghazal, Jordan. Neolithic.
Human figure, from Jericho, Jordan River valley. Neolithic.
Human figure, from La Madeleine, Dordogne, France. Paleolithic.
Human figure, from La Magdelaine, Tarn, France. Paleolithic.