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Western Art to 1500: Neolithic (WEEK 1)
Terms in this set (19)
What is Neolithic period or "New Stone Age"?
Had everything necessary to develop civilization
Waddle and daub
Architecture that is made from woven branches with mud and clay, (won't survive from weather conditions.)
Great stone tower
An early attempt of humans to create stone structures.
Piling stone on top of each other, gravity holding it together
Human figure Ain Ghazal
found while building a highway, plaster statuettes.
planned structure, decorated with horns and breast for fertility, flat roof for people to live, under floorboards 30-60 bodies.
Men Taunting a Deer
male hostility/ aggression, painted at one time, humans now dominated animals no longer living in harmony with them.
Landscape with volcanic eruption
mountain could have possibly been a volcano (not written down then)
made for ceremonies, held narcotics in them, shaped by hand not by wheels
Figures of a Woman and a Man
Perceived gender roles, females are passive, males are active.
Tomb Interior with Corbeling and Engraved Stones
Large and wide entrance.
Large stones that are made for tombs.
Tomb with long stone corridor leading to the burial chamber.
Large tomb made of an artificial hill.
Neuropsychological effect (hallucinations) if a person was transitioning to the land of the dead they needed to feel like that.
oldest stone temples.
Stacked in horizontal rows.
Cut in uniform shapes stone altars.
Circular, huge stones as high as 25 ft, reflect the living, cross river to enter land of the dead.