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Chapter 1 - Prehistoric Art

please help fill out any vocab words that don't have definitions! i had a difficult time finding certain words in the book


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a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
a wall painting
cutting into a surface with a sharp instrument; also a method of decoration, especially on metal and pottery
the "new" stone age
post and lintel
a system of construction in which two posts support a lintel (beam) going across them.
low relief
Figures projecting from the background of which they are part. In low relief, the projection is slight.
a picture showing natural scenery without narrative content
iron age
the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons
in paintings and reliefs, a painted or carved baseline on which figures appear to stand
a 2D reprentation of the outline of an object, as a cutout or configurational drawing, uniformly filled in with black
twisted perspective
a convention of representation in which part of a figure is shown in profile and another part of the same figure is shown frontally (a composite view)
the "old" stone age, during which humankind produced the first sculptures and painting
upright monumental stones standing either alone or with others, as in an alignment
a circle of monoliths; also called a cromlech
high relief
Figures projecting from a background of which they are part. High relief images project boldly, sometimes to the point where they cast shadows on the background and some parts are actually fully detached from the background (in the round).
free standing
carved or molded in 3D (aka sculpture in the round)
Bronze age
a period of human culture between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, characterized by the use of weapons and implements made of bronze
strict profile
regular profile or side view
a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, consisting of a large circle of megaliths surrounding a smaller circle and four massive trilithons(3 stone construction); dating to late Neolithic and early Bronze Age. The stones are made sarsen (a type of limestone) and bluestones (various volcanic rocks)

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