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What is the symbol of fertility commonly used in prehistoric art?

What is the symbol of fertility commonly used in prehistoric art?

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Prehistoric art BC

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Paleolithic - stone age about 9000 BCIf you want to learn more check out What are the factors that determine a violent volcanic eruption?

Neolithic - new stone age

Venus of Willendorf - symbol of fertility used in prehistoric art. Used to attract fertility to families.

Relief carving - the art of cutting out the background of something to make illusion of it poking out. If you want to learn more check out Why is animal growth and development important?

Chew stick - was bitten and chewed on one end to become soft and pliable to use as a painting tool to a surface. 15,000 BC If you want to learn more check out Why is combustion analysis important?

Chinese horses - cave drawings  

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Limestone, bone (mostly), ivory, other natural substances used in prehistoric art.

Jericho - an old town in old age iraq, had original brickwalls, human skulls linked with ancestor worship. If you want to learn more check out What does the modern atomic theory try to explain?
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Prastere and skulls - human skulls found in jericho.

Postel lintel is two vertical support and one horizontal, used to this day in many buildings.

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