Parietal Art

Parietal art is the archaeological term for artwork done on cave walls or large blocks of stone.

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Also called “cave art”, it refers to cave paintings, drawings, etchings, carvings, and pecked artwork on the interior of rock shelters and caves.

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The purpose of these remains of the Paleolithic and other periods of prehistoric art is not known.

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However, some theories suggest that these paintings were not solely for decoration as many of them were located in parts of caves that were not easily accessed.

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To delve into the Paleolithic world, we created our very own cave drawings!

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Using butcher paper, water and fabric softener, we made the paper we would need for these drawings.

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We did this by mixing the materials together.

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After placing out to dry, we retrieved them and added oil pastels to create a story.

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Lastly, we enjoyed talking about our pictures and what they represented!

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