Consider the significance of the representations of animals in prehistoric art. Identify 1-2 examples from the Paleolithic era and explain how these might be interpreted for the cultures that created them. Include a description of the relationship between humans and animals during the Paleolithic period. How did that change in the Neolithic period?
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The two examples from the Paleolithic era that represent the culture would be the â€œSpotted Horseâ€ and â€œBison with the Turned Head.â€ The spotted horse art piece was symbolic because this image is shown to be of animals that were present during the time of the Paleolithic. The bison with the turned head was not a painting but rather a source or material that is other than an image that was used from the people to hunt their prey.
The relationship between humans and animals during the Paleolithic period was the humans respected what the animals did for them; such as, give them food, shelter, clothing, and remedies but they also showed them in a lot of their artwork. They would tell a story of the animals that were living during this era shown on caves and or crafted in sculptures.
It changed in the Neolithic period because during this era it is shown through its history to be based on the subject of human life through sculptures of people, and human life outside the walls of caves. Also, it was a time of architecture with structures used from different mediums than during the time period of the Paleolithic.