Art History: Ancient Med - week 1 notes
Art History: Ancient Med - week 1 notes ARTH 223
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Chapter 1: Prehistoric Art (14-23) Definition of Prehistoric: of relating to, or denoting the period before written records. The Stone Age: A broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make implements with an edge, a point, or a percussion surface. Paleoanthropology: The branch of anthropology concerned with fossil hominids. Radiocarbon dating: Method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the properties of radiocarbon. Half Life: the time taken for the radioactivity of a specified isotope to fall to half its original value. (the time required for any specified property e.g., the concentration of a substance in the body) to decrease by half. Bristlecone Pine: one of the longest-lived life forms on Earth. Proto Humans: A hypothetical prehistoric primate, resembling humans and thought to be their ancestor, whose profile has been compiled mainly from fossil evidence. Paleolithic: of, relating to, or denoting the early phase of the Stone Age, lasting about 2.5 million years, when primitive stone implements were used. - Homo erectus: “upright man”, An Extinct species of hominid that lived throughout most of the Paleolithic period. (Lower: 1,49800 B.C.) - Neanderthal: An extinct species of human that was widely distributed in ice-age. Lived in mainly Europe region. - Homo sapiens sapiens: “Wise man” The Binomial nomenclature for the only extant human species. 2
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