Exploring Paleolithic and Neolithic Consciousness

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Which culture used images to create a narrative?

Aztec

What is the main purpose of the artwork in Mesopotamian society?

To serve political purposes

What is the significance of the Epic of Gilgamesh?

It confronts the idea of death

What was the original name of the Venus figurines?

Venus

What is the purpose of the Palette of Narmer?

To celebrate Narmer's defeat of his enemies

Which culture had an emphasis on gods and kings?

Egyptian

What is the significance of the Standard of Ur?

It is one of the earliest examples of historical narrative

Which culture used totemic myths to explain the world?

Mesopotamian

What is the main characteristic of Egyptian art?

Realistic and balanced

What is the main theme of the Epic of Gilgamesh?

Overcoming death

Which type of thinking is associated with abstraction and conventionality?

Dichotomic thinking

What is the purpose of massive constructions in the Paleolithic/Neolithic era?

To serve as ritual places

What is the significance of the transition of letters from concrete to abstract in writing?

It allowed for the expression of abstract meaning

What is the main purpose of cave paintings?

To fulfill religious and symbolic functions

What is the relationship between abstraction and categorization?

Abstraction is a form of categorization

What is the role of conventionality in language?

To establish agreements about word meanings

What is the significance of the evolution of gods from nature phenomena to anthropomorphic depictions?

It reflects the development of abstract thinking

What is the purpose of the use of color in cave paintings?

To serve sacred and symbolic functions

What is the significance of the Woman of Willendorf figurine?

It is a symbol of fertility and abundance

What is the relationship between art and language in the Paleolithic/Neolithic era?

Art became a form of language

Which culture is known for its abstract and minimalist female figures?

Cycladic culture

What is the main characteristic of the female figure from the Cyclades?

It is life-sized

Which culture attempted to depict more natural and organic forms in their art?

Minoan culture

What is the main subject matter depicted in Minoan art?

Sea and animals

Which culture is known for its large protective walls and life-like representations in their art?

Mycenean culture

What is the purpose of the sculpted lions at the Lion Gate in Mycenae?

To intimidate visitors

Which culture is known for its use of krater vases in burials?

Mycenean culture

What is the main characteristic of the figures depicted on the Krater vase from Attic?

They are abstract and unrealistic

Which culture is known for its more abstract and minimalist art style?

Cycladic culture

What is the main characteristic of the Prince of Lilies fresco from the palace of Knossos?

It shows movement and organic forms

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