Early man's desire to be creative and create art was limited by both the resources around them and most importantly, their ability to learn new methods. Technology moved much slower in the beginning; far from the speed it moves today. The art produced by early man gives us an example of how slowly new ideas and technologies came along. Stones and bones were readily available for early man so that is what they used in art to express themselves; it was about 230,000 years from the oldest pieces of art found until the use of bronze and other metals both art and history in general. Art's evolution follows along with man's evolution and man's ability to discover new technologies.