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Wertyuio Essay

  • Submitted by: morgancd
  • on March 23, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 432 words

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Pre-history – before written record
Some would say: Tool making represents the beginning of culture
Manipulation of nature
Primary act of extending control over nature
Problem solving behavior

Dating
BC
Before Christ
Before Christian Era
Before Common Era
AD – does NOT mean after death.
Anno Domine – Latin term meaning “year of the Lord”
c. = circa. Meaning approximately.

Animism – all animals have spirits
Cavemen would drink the blood of the animals they killed (who gave their life for them) in respect to them because animals have spirits and if you don’t respect them, they won’t come back in the future and the humans couldn’t survive.
Cavemen were very religious.
Spotted Horses. c. 30,000 BCE – painting of horses on a cave wall (towards the back of the cave. Possibly a more sacred place) they believed that the horses’ spirits were in the rock after they were killed.
Cave Art
Purpose
Part of hunting ritual
NOT decorative
Sacred function related to ritual or celebration
Faith in power to alter destiny
Manipulation of nature

Venus of Willendorf   (from Germany)- 24,000 – 22,000 BCE – a statue – unknown creator
4 ½ inches tall – she is very portable. You can take her with you.
face hidden – this is all female. It is generic.
she represents – fertility. She is very voluptuous. You can carry her with you. She can help you with fertility for females having problems having babies. Sometimes inserted vaginally. mother earth. She is very healthy and gives life. Her larger form was very desirable back in that time frame.

Stonehenge – “a stone circle” – a circle of stones
2,400 – 2,200 BCE – found the UK – Stonehenge, England
no idea who created it. Unknown.
nature just doesn’t make a circle with stone. Someone may have done this to make a sacred place.
Huge and heavy. Different theories on how they were built.
Made around the same time as the Egyptians built the pyramids.
Post and Lintel – the way the stone was placed. (Kind of...

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  • Submitted by: morgancd
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