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1 Pre-historic – paleolithic, mesolithic, neolithic

2 Cave discoveries 1876 – Altamira 1994 – Chauvet – contemporary with venus of willendorf ( but not the same place) Qs

3 Waterworn pebble resembling human face, Makapansgat, South Africa. 3,000,000 BCE

4 Woman (or Venus) from Willendorf 30,000 – 25,000 BC – Limestone “

5 Woman’s head from Brassempouy, France 22,000 BCE - Ivory - 1.5”

6 Man from Brno (Czech Republic) 30,000 – 25,000 BCE – Ivory - 8”

7 Spotted horses and negative hand imprints Perch-Merle, Lot, Fr – 22,000 BCE – 11’2’ long

8 Rhinoscerous, wounded man, and disemboweled bison Lascaus, Fr BCE

9 Mother Goddess from Laussel, Dordogne, France 22,000 – 19,000 BCE – stone ”

10 Mesolithic Ice caps melt = new geography and climate change Agriculture and domesticated (even dogs) The Mediteranian Area becomes important

11 Group of figures 8000 BC – engraving on rock - Sicily

12 Head from Jericho, Jordan 7000 – 6000 BCE – human skull, colored plaster and shell

13 Dancing Hunter, Turkey 5800 BCE

14 Man from Cernavoda, Romania 4000 – 3500 BCE – Clay – 4.5”

15 Early civilzation

16 Vase from Urka, Iraq 3500 – 3000 BCE – Alabaster – 3’

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18 Female Head from Urka, Iraq 3500 – 3000 BCE – marble – 8”

19 Statuettes from Tell Asmar, Iraq 2750 – 2650 – Gypsum – 23” – 28”

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21 Sound box of a harb, Ur 2685 BCE – Wood with gold, lapis lazuli, and shell inlay – 17”

22 Head of an Akkadian ruler, Iraq 2300 – 2200 – Bronze – 12”

23 Victory Stele of Naramsin BCE – Pink sandstone – 6’ 8”

24 Stele of Hammurabi, Iran 1760 BCE – Basalt – 7’ 4”

25 Male torse, Harappa 2300 – 1750 BCE – limestone – 3.5”

26 Egypt – ca 3000bce Nile – life giving - trade, transportation, rural community Less concerned with the temporal transitory world. Interested in eternal present.

27 Palette of Narmer, Hierakonpolis 3200 BCE – Slate – 25”

28 Relationship between Body and Spirit Ka – accompanied human in life and death Akh – effective personality of person – left the body to dwell in the heavens after death Ba – ghost that could move back and forth from dead body

29 Rahotep and Nofret, Medum 2580 BCE – Painted limestone – 3’ 11”

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31 Mycerinus and his queen, Giza 2600 BCE – Grey Wacke – 4’ 8”

32 Egyptian Canon

33 Entrance to tomb of Mereuka, Saqqara, Egypt 2400 BCE – painted limestone

34 Tomb of Ti – Hippopotamus hunt

35 Tomb of Ti – going to the river with cattle

36 Scribe, Saqqara 2600 BCE – Painted Limestone – 21”

37 New Kingdom Wealthy and expansion west and east No pyramids – instead rock cut tombs

38 Senmut with Princess Nefrua – granite

39 Hatshepsut with offering jars – Red granite, 8 ½’ – 1470 BCE

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41 Ostracon with drawing of a tumbler, Turin 1180 BCE – limestone – 7”

42 Banquet, from tomb of Netamun, Thebes 1400 BCE – Painted stucco –

43 Akhenaten, Karnak 1375 BCE – sandstone – 13’

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45 Nefertiti 1360 BCE – Painted Limestone – 19”

46 Tutankhamen – 1320 BCE – gold with inlays of enamel and precious stone

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48 Temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel 1257 BCE – 65’

49 Atlantid

50 Mentuemhet – 650 BCE - granite

51 Assyria Dominant power in W. Asia, ruthlesss, iron weapons, perpetual warfare

52 Lamassu, Khorsabad 720 BCE – Limestone – 13’ 10”

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56 Lion Released and Killed, Nineveh 650 BCE – limestone

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59 Man with lion cub, Khorsabad 720 BCE – Limestone – 15’ 5”

60 The Americas

61 Colossal monolithic head, Tenochtitlan 400 BCE – basalt – 5’ 10”

62 Raimondi Stele – Peru – 1 st millenium Bce – Diorite – 6’

63 Wrestler, S maria Uxpanapan 400 BCE – basalt – 26”

64 Mantle from Paracas, Peru 200 BCE – wool


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