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Geographic and Temporal Range of Cave Art The people of the upper Paleolithic left behind many clues to how they lived and what they did But unlike anything before them they have left clues to why they did what they did The clues are in the art they left behind in caves Dates Styles and Geographic Range Upper Paleolithic art is comprised of at least three periods the Aurignacian the Solutrean and the Magdalenian The dates for these are now estimated at Aurignacian 35000- 20000 BC The Solutrean 20000- 15000 BC The Magdalenian 14000- 8000 BC The ranges of these dates change as new material is uncovered For example one book Primitive Art puts these dates around 20000 years earlier Fagan 1995136 Christensen 1955314 These periods are again separated into smaller periods The Aurignacian I and II the Gravettian around 23000 BC also known as the Perigordian The Proto-Magdalenian the Aurignacian the Proto-Solutrean the Solutrean the Proto- Magdalenian I and II and the Middle and Upper Magdalenian Leroi-Gourhan 1967493 See chart 1 Leroi-Gourhan 1967493 The art of the Aurignacian does not exist in caves it is found on small bone fragments and stone slabs They show early attempts at representaion using simple lines and colours Leroi- Gourhan 1967206 The representations shown are mostly animals heads forequarters and dorsal lines The style changed from a hard continuous profile showing only the forequarters to a more
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