What Images Did Our Ancestors Paint Most?

Take our mini-quiz and find out

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What kinds of images did they paint most? (2019/2019) by Fanny Le BagousseGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Did our ancestors paint…

A. Only animals or B. Their subjects evolved over time

The correct answer is…

B. Their subjects evolved over time

It depended on the period and the place. In Europe, the people of the Upper Paleolithic period (from 40,000 years ago to 10,000 years ago) mainly drew, painted, engraved, or sculpted animals and geometric symbols. 

During the Neolithic period, humans were depicted more often, such as in Levantine art in Spain. 

Why did the Aurignacians draw so few people? (2019/2019) by Fanny Le BagousseGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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