The Paleolithic Period:

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In the Paleolithic period people used charcoal, grease, or coal for art making. Their brushes were made of animal hairs and the colors they used were mainly red, black, and ochre. They often painted on cave walls and cellings. What they mostly painted were reeindeer, bison, horses, mamoths, and ect. Their purpose for painting was to fovor the hunt, to feel a spiritural conection, and for the reprudction of animals and of man himself.

The Paleolithic PeriodBy: Loredon Mitchum

Paleolithic Art

The paleolithic lifestyle (also known as paleo or primal lifestyle) refers to living as humans presumably did in the paleolithic era (Old Stone Age), or attempting to recreate such a lifestyle in the present day. These people were nomadic and built their shelters were often caves or man made simple huts. their clothing was made out of animal skin or wood. They caught, ate, and picked fish, wild berries, and other fruits.

200,000 years ago: appearance of Homo sapiens in Africa.150,000 years ago: time of mitochondrial Eve.125,000 years ago: peak of the Eemian Stage interglacial.90,000 years ago: time of Y-chromosomal Adam (However, some studies state that Y-chromosomal Adam lived 140,000 years earlier than mitochondrial Eve).c. 75,000 years ago: Toba Volcano supereruption.60,000 years ago: out of Africa migration of modern humans; approximate age of Haplogroup N (mtDNA), Haplogroup C (mtDNA), and Haplogroup A (mtDNA).50,000 years ago: Modern humans spread from Africa to the Near East; age of Haplogroup B (mtDNA). In the next millennia, these human group's descendants move on to southern India, the Malay islands, Australia, Japan, China, Siberia, Alaska, and the northwestern coast of North America. Later Stone Age begins in Africa.45,000 years ago: approximate age of Haplogroup U (mtDNA).42,000 years ago: Paleolithic flutes in Europe.41,000 years ago: Denisova hominin lives in the Altai Mountains.200,000 - 50,000 years ago: paintings of Bhimbetka rock shelters in India. Some evidence points to artwork belonging to homo erectus.40,000 years ago: oldest known cave paintings. Red dots, hand stencils and animal figures in Altamira, El Castillo Spain.40,000 years ago: Cro-Magnon colonization of Europe.35,000 years ago: the oldest known tally stick (the Lebombo Bone).35,000 years ago: oldest known figurative art (Venus of Hohle Fels), age of the Aurignacian culture.c. 32,000 years ago: Aurignacian culture begins in Europe.30,000 years ago: approximate age of Haplogroup X (mtDNA) and Haplogroup I (mtDNA). First domestic dogs, A herd of reindeer is slaughtered and butchered by humans in the Vezere Valley in what is today France.29,000 years ago: extinction of Homo neanderthalensis.c. 28,500 years ago: New Guinea is populated by colonists from Asia or Australia.c. 28,000 to 20,000 years ago: Gravettian period in Europe. Harpoons, needles, and saws invented.c. 26,000 years ago: People around the world use fibers to make baby carriers, clothes, bags, baskets, and nets.26,000 to 20,000 years ago: Last Glacial Maximum; approximate age of Haplogroup H (mtDNA).25,000 years ago: first colonization of North America.25,000 years ago: a hamlet consisting of huts built of rocks and of mammoth bones is founded in what is now Dolni Vestonice in Moravia in the Czech Republic. This is the oldest human permanent settlement that has yet been found by archaeologists.

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Paleolithic Timeline

Examples of Paleolithic Art

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Skull of a paleolithic man

Paleolithic home


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