Barron's AP Art History Vocab Ancient

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5 terms · 2008 Art History Vocab

Archaeology

the scientific study of ancient people and cultures principally revealed through excavation

Cromlech

a circle of megaliths

Megalith

a stone of great size used in the construction of a prehistoric era

Mortise-and-Tenon

a groove cut into stone or wood, called a mortise, that is shaped to recieve a tenon, or projection or projection, of the same dimensions

Post-and-lintel

a method of construction in which two posts support a horizontal beam, called a lintel

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