In the arts, vanitas is a type of symbolic still life painting commonly executed by Northern European painters in Flanders and the Netherlands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The term vanitas itself refers to the arts, learning and time. The word is Latin, meaning "emptiness" and loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of vanity
The branch of philosophy that studies beauty, especially in the arts
The period of the Stone Age associated with the evolution of humans. It predates the Neolithic period.
the period of time about 10,000 B.C., also called the New Stone Age.