Cave Painting: History & Pictures


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The oldest cave paintings in Europe were located in which cave system?

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1. Cave paintings from Chauvet do not contain which element?

2. Cave paintings date from which historic time period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This brief assessment and quiz will provide information about the history of cave painting with specific focus on cave paintings discovered in Europe. Topics covered in this assessment and quiz include the Upper Paleolithic Period's cave paintings, Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc, Lascaux, and Altamira caves and painting styles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review the assessment to test your knowledge on:

  • What the oldest known cave paintings are and where they're found
  • What cave paintings may have been used for
  • Different styles used in cave paintings

Skills Practiced

This assessment and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences- use the assessment to determine the differences between the three caves discussed
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cave paintings
  • Knowledge application- use the information provided on cave paintings to help you on the quiz

Additional Learning

Discover more about cave paintings via the accompanying lesson about their history. The lesson includes information about:

  • Details on the Upper Paleolithic period and its people
  • Key characteristics about the Aurignacian culture
  • Examples and pictures of select cave paintings