Art Principles and History

Prehistoric Art

What is prehistory?

Prehistory is the period of human history that preceded the invention of writing. Prehistoric art, therefore, is art made before the existence of the written word. The prehistoric art covered in this section spans from around 35,000 B.C.E. to 1,000 B.C.E.


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