Prehistoric Art

By: Mari Montes de Oca & Rocky Freedle

Main Idea

Dates: 30,000 BC to 3,000 BC

Prehistoric art was not as much of a art movement as it was a period in art history.

The prehistoric art was 70% contributed to hunters/foragers, 13% contributed to herders and stock raisers, and 17% contributed to farmers, livestock breeders, and people with an organized economy.

Main People/ Locations

The artist of this time period are unknown, due to the fact that there was no record made of the artist.

Prehistoric art was found in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.


  • The purpose of the cave paintings are not know.
  • The oldest known cave painting was made about 35,000 years ago.
  • There were not only cave paintings, but there was also sculptures, vases, rock engravings and iron engravings.