The Evolution of the Knowledge of Art


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Which genus and species refer to the anatomically modern human?

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1. The field of _____ involves the excavation and study of prehistoric artifacts.

2. Which of the following best defines the word 'prehistory'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet includes questions that touch on terms and studies keys to the progression of art knowledge, allowing you an efficient means of verifying your comprehension.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Takers of these assessments will encounter questions dealing with:

  • The genus and species that refer to an anatomically modern human
  • The three fields that combine their methods when studying ancient artifacts and art
  • Pre-history
  • Imitating nature in art
  • Abstraction in art

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define pre-history as well as terms that match descriptions of artistic forms
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the fields that study ancient artifacts and art
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the genus and species that refer to the anatomically modern human

Additional Learning

To learn more about the growth of artistic knowledge, you can review the accompanying lesson on The Evolution of the Knowledge of Art. This lesson encompasses the following objectives:

  • Define homo faber
  • Know the period of time referred to by the Paleolithic period
  • Describe stratigraphic data
  • Familiarize yourself with various types of art