Origins of Human Art in Africa

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What did the explorers find in the cave at Makapansgat in South Africa?

Bones of Australopithecus

What was the material of the pebble discovered at Makapansgat?

Jasperite

How did Marcel Duchamp create his 'Fountain' artwork?

He set a ceramic urinal on its side

Why can't the artistic environment of the past century be projected into the remote past?

Cultural contexts and perceptions differ between eras

In what way did the Makapansgat pebble resemble a human face?

It had natural markings that resembled a face

According to the passage, for an object like the Makapansgat pebble to be classified as an 'artwork', what must it have undergone?

It must have been intentionally manufactured by humans

Around what time period did humans intentionally start manufacturing sculptures and paintings, according to the passage?

30,000 BCE

Which of the following best describes the creative outburst that occurred after 30,000 BCE, according to the passage?

It included a wide variety of artworks, from small objects to monumental cave paintings

What is the significance of the achievement described in the last sentence of the passage?

It marks the beginning of artistic representation in human history

Based on the information in the passage, what can be inferred about the Makapansgat pebble?

It was not intentionally modified by humans

Explore the origins of human art in Africa and the earliest evidence of human recognition of abstract images in the natural environment. Learn about the discovery of Australopithecus bones and associated artifacts that shed light on our ancient ancestors' artistic expressions.

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